Police: 1 killed, 1 wounded in Austin shooting

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Officers stand outside an Austin apartment building, where one man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting early Monday. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

Two menwere shot, one fatally, early Monday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

At 3:34 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the head and a 26-year-old suffered three shots to the neck, chest and jaw in the 100 block of North Central Avenue, according to Chicago Police.

The older man, identified as Samuel Michael Rockett Jr.,was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:06 a.m., according tothe Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 100 bock of Bellwood Avenue in Bellwood.

The younger man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Officers could be seen going in and outof the apartment building where the shooting occurred. One officer with a camera walked around the building shooting video, while a couple more stood guard outside.

One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting inside an apartment building early Monday in Austin. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting inside an apartment building early Monday in Austin. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

Officers on the scene of a shooting early Monday that left one man dead and another wounded in Austin. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

Officers on the scene of a shooting early Monday that left one man dead and another wounded in Austin. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

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