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Man fatally shot inside convenience store in Austin

Eugene Burns, 40, was approached by two males who both pulled out guns and opened fire, police said.

A 40-year-old man was fatally shot Jan. 18, 2020, inside of a convenience store in Austin on the West Side.
A 40-year-old man was fatally shot Jan. 18, 2020, inside of a convenience store in Austin on the West Side.
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A 40-year-old man was fatally shot inside of a convenience store in Austin on the West Side, according to Chicago police.

Eugene Burns was inside of a store about 12:50 p.m. in the 400 block of South Laramie Avenue when he was approached by two males who each pulled out a gun and opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Burns was struck multiple times in the back and pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

An autopsy conducted Sunday confirmed that he died of his gunshot wounds, the medical examiner’s office said. His death has been ruled a homicide.

No one is in custody as Area North detectives investigate.

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