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Man dead, 81-year-old woman hurt in Brainerd shooting

Police said they were shot in a shooting spree. The gunmen went on to kill others before being killed himself in a shootout with police in Evanston. 

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Two people were shot, one fatally, Jan. 9, 2021, in Brainerd.
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A man was fatally shot and an 81-year-old woman wounded in a shooting Saturday in Brainerd on the South Side, police said.

Police said they were shot in a shooting spree by Jason Nightengale, 32. He went on to kill others before being killed himself in a shootout with police in Evanston.

The pair were inside a store about 3:45 p.m. in the 9300 block of South Halsted Street when someone approached, pulled out a gun and unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The woman suffered gunshot wounds to her back and neck, police said. She was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man as Anthony Faukner.

No arrests have been reported. Area Two detectives are investigating.

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