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Man killed, 16-year-old boy wounded in Austin shooting

Chicago police investigate the scene where one person was shot and killed, Monday morning, in the 200 block of North Long, in the South Austin neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A double shooting Monday left a man dead and a 16-year-old boy wounded in Austin on the West Side.

About 12:27 a.m., the duo was in an alley in the 200 block of North Long Avenue when someone in a silver van unleashed gunfire at them, Chicago police said.

Darnell D. Smith, 21, was found unresponsive with multiple wounds to the body, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Berwyn.

The teen was struck in the leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.

A liquor bottle full of money was left at the scene where a person was shot and killed, Monday morning, in the 200 block of North Long, in the South Austin neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
A liquor bottle full of money was left at the scene where a person was shot and killed, Monday morning, in the 200 block of North Long, in the South Austin neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A liquor bottle with money inside was found at the scene but police said it was too early to tell if it was related to the shooting.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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