2 people shot to death in Austin

SHARE 2 people shot to death in Austin

Sun-Times file photo

A man and a woman were shot and killed Friday in Austin on the West Side.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street about 2:05 a.m. and found the pair near a vehicle, Chicago police said.

Devell Alexander, 32, was hit in the body and was pronounced on the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in suburban Bolingbrook.

Shukeyina Godfrey, 31, was struck in the body and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

The Latest
The GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee held the hearing at Fraternal Order of Police headquarters to discuss violence in the city.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer so far is still silent on whether Sen. Bob Menendez, facing federal corruption charges, should step down.
The wreck happened in the northbound lanes near 99th Street, according to an Illinois State Police trooper.
The girl, about 1, was said to be in good condition after being found at 3:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of West Ohio Street, police said.