Death of 30-year-old man shot in leg in Austin ruled homicide

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A 30-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Anthony Collins, of Maywood, was shot in the leg at 1:46 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Mango, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead at 2:28 p.m, authorities said.

An autopsy Monday found he died of a gunshot wound to the groin and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police initially reported the shooting was accidental, but further investigation revealed that someone fired shots before fleeing, police said. Area North detectives are conducting a Homicide investigation.

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