1 killed, 1 wounded in Austin shooting

The men, 31 and 52, were in the 700 block of North Lotus Avenue when two males shot at them, police said.

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One man was killed and another was wounded Tuesday when they were shot in Austin on the West Side.

Michael Dumas, 31, was standing on the sidewalk with a 52-year-old man about 2 p.m. in the 700 block of North Lotus Avenue, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Two male suspects approached them, and both pulled out firearms.

The males opened fire, striking Dumas multiple times and hitting the 52-year-old in the leg , officials said. Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital.

Dumas succumbed to his injuries about 6:30 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Austin.

The older man had his condition stabilized, police said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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