Man dead, 8-year-old boy injured in shooting in Austin

SHARE Man dead, 8-year-old boy injured in shooting in Austin
SHARE Man dead, 8-year-old boy injured in shooting in Austin

A man was fatally shot and an 8-year-old boy was injured in a robbery Sunday evening in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

Ron Hernandez, 45, was standing on the sidewalk about 5:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Washington when someone walked up and announced a robbery, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Hernandez, who lived on the same block, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:51 p.m., authorities said.

A boy who was in a passing vehicle at the time suffered gunshot wounds to the leg and hand, police said. The driver of the vehicle took the boy to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in good condition.

A police source said the boy is 8 years old.

No one has been charged in connection with the shooting as Area North detectives investigate.

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