1 killed, 2 wounded in drive-by in Austin

The group was standing about 5:05 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street, when someone inside a passing vehicle fired shots.

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Three people were wounded Jan. 1, 2021, in a drive-by in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street.

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A 30-year-old man was killed and two others wounded in a drive-by shooting Friday in Austin on the West Side.

The homicide victim was identified as Larry E. Willis of the Austin Neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 5:05 p.m., the group was standing in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street, when someone inside a passing vehicle fired shots, police said.

A 30-year-old man was struck in the hip and chest, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A 28-year-old woman was struck in the buttocks and a 29-year-old man was struck in the back, police said. They were both brought to Stroger Hospital where the woman is in good condition and the man is in serious condition.

An autopsy conducted Saturday ruled his death a homicide, saying he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Chicago police continue to investigate the shooting.

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