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17-year-old charged in a shooting Wednesday in Austin

A 17-year-old has been charged with shooting a man Wednesday in Austin. | Andy Grimm / Sun-Times

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated battery, accused of shooting a 19-year-old man in the back and a leg Wednesday in Austin.

The accused’s name wasn’t released because he is a minor.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 5700 block of West Augusta Street. The police said the shooter got out of a vehicle, shot the man, then drove off.

The wounded man was treated at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

His father was working on a car in a nearby garage when someone ran in and shouted: “Your son has been shot!”

Witnesses said a man staggered into an Austin neighborhood convenience store after he was shot Wednesday evening. | Andy Grimm/Sun-Times
Witnesses said a man staggered in to an Austin convenience store after he was shot Wednesday. | Andy Grimm / Sun-Times