1 dead, 1 wounded in drive-by shooting outside laundromat in Aurora

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An Aurora man died Tuesday evening from a shooting that also wounded a Chicago man in front of a laundromat in the west suburb.

About 7 p.m. that night, 25-year-old Neal M. Brooks and a 32-year-old man from Chicago were sitting inside a car parked outside a coin laundromat in the 800 block of West Illinois Avenue, according to a statement from Aurora police.

A person walked up to the vehicle and fired multiple shots into it before running away, police said. Both men were struck multiple times.

Brooks, who lived in Aurora, later died from his gunshot wounds, police said. An autopsy to determine his cause of death was scheduled for Thursday, according to Kane County coroner’s office.

The other man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening wounds, police said.

Aurora police were investigating the homicide. Investigators have not determined a motive but said the shooting did not appear to be a random attack.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to call (630) 256-5500.

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