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2 teens wounded in Austin drive-by shooting

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Two teenage boys were wounded in a shooting Tuesday evening in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The boys — ages 15 and 16 — were shot about 6:20 p.m. by someone firing from a white vehicle as it pulled up to them in the 5000 block of West West End Avenue, Chicago Police said.

The younger boy was struck in his right foot and taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. The other boy was shot in the left knee and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Both were in good condition.

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The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. near Chicago Avenue and State Street. Fire officials said the eight wounded were taken to hospitals in serious to critical condition.
A man, 46, was crossing the street in the 5600 block of West Irving Park Road about 10:50 p.m. when he was fatally struck by a motorcyclist going west, police said.
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The 21-year-old went into the water with friends about 8:10 p.m. in the 9800 block of South Walton Drive, Chicago police said.