1 killed, 2 wounded in South Austin shooting: police

The trio were standing outside about 11:40 p.m. in the 5400 block of West Madison Street when two males got out of a vehicle in a nearby alley and started shooting, police said.

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A Chicago police officer places an evidence marker on a sidewalk littered with shell casings at the scene where three people were shot Sept. 30, 2019, in South Austin.

A Chicago police officer places an evidence marker on a sidewalk littered with shell casings at the scene where three people were shot Sept. 30, 2019, in South Austin.

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Three people were shot — one of them fatally — Monday in South Austin on the West Side.

They were standing outside about 11:40 p.m. in the 5400 block of West Madison Street when two males got out of a vehicle in a nearby alley and started shooting, according to Chicago police.

Eugene Brooks, 30, was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Two other men, 22 and 39, were taken to Stroger Hospital, authorities said. The 22-year-old was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the right leg, while the 39-year-old was in good condition after being shot in the buttocks.

The shooters fled the scene in an unknown direction, authorities said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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