Man killed, another hurt in Austin shooting

Samuel Niyonzima was hit in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The other man was shot in the neck, back, shoulder and arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Police investigate after two men were shot, one of them fatally, the 100 block of North Lorel Avenue May 22, 2020.

Police investigate after two men were shot, one of them fatally, the 100 block of North Lorel Avenue May 22, 2020.

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A man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting Friday in Austin on the West Side.

The men were found shot at 12:56 a.m. inside a parked vehicle in the 100 block of North Lorel Avenue, according to Chicago police. One of them was hit in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man who was killed as 18-year-old Samuel Niyonzima, of Albany Park. An autopsy found he died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.

The other man, 19, was shot in the neck, back, shoulder and arm, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

No one is in custody as Area Four detectives investigate.

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