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A man was killed and a woman was wounded when someone opened fire during a “physical altercation” in the 900 block of North Lavergne Avenue, police said.

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A shooting Friday in Austin on the West Side left a man dead and a woman wounded.

About 2:47 a.m., the two were involved in a “physical altercation” within a group of people outside in the 900 block of North Lavergne Avenue, Chicago police said. A male pulled out a weapon and opened fire.

Oliver Booth, 37, was hit in the chest and was driven by an acquaintance to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived several blocks away from where he was shot.

An autopsy conducted by the medical examiner’s office said Booth died of a gunshot wound from his left arm into his chest. His death was ruled a homicide.

The 32-year-old woman was struck twice in the arm and took herself to Stroger Hospital, police said. Her condition was stabilized.

Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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