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Man shot dead in Austin

The 42-year-old was on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Leclaire Avenue when someone fired shots, striking him in the head, police said.

A 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting Sept. 1, 2021 in Portage Park.
A man was fatally shot June 26, 2020, in the 200 block of North Leclaire Avenue.
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A man was killed in a shooting Friday in Austin on the West Side.

The 42-year-old was on the sidewalk about 5:42 p.m. in the 200 block of North Leclaire Avenue when someone emerged from an alleyway and unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.

The man was struck in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

He was identified as Britdon Boyd, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy conducted Saturday ruled his death a homicide.

Area Four detectives are investigating.

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