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1 killed, 1 wounded in Austin shooting

They were in a Pontiac in the 4900 block of West North Avenue when someone in another vehicle fired shots, Chicago police said.

A teen was killed and another wounded in a shooting May 24, 2021, in Tri-Taylor.
A person was killed and another wounded in a shooting Jan. 14, 2021, in Austin.
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A 22-year-old man was killed and another wounded Thursday in Austin on the West Side, police said.

The homicide victim was identified as Johnell Berre of Austin by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The men were in a Pontiac about 5:30 p.m. in the 4900 block of West North Avenue when someone in another vehicle fired shots, Chicago police said. The Pontiac crashed into a fence after the shooting.

A man in the Pontiac was shot in the back of his head and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A 22-year-old man who was also in the car suffered gunshot wounds to his shoulder and was in fair condition at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Area Five detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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