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2 people wounded in exchange of gunfire in Austin

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A shooter was wounded and a woman was struck by a stray bullet during an exchange of gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

About 4:15 p.m., a 29-year-old man was exiting a business in the 200 block of South Laramie when another male wearing a mask walked up and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The 29-year-old pulled out his own gun and returned fire, police said. He was shot in the left arm and buttocks and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The masked suspect jumped into a silver BMW SUV, which sped away westbound on Adams.

A 28-year-old woman was struck by stray gunfire, suffering a graze wound to the left hand, police said. She was taken in good condition to Loretto Hospital.

The 29-year-old’s gun was recovered at the scene and charges were expected, police said. Area North detectives were investigating.