Man fatally shot at Marathon gas station in South Austin

Robert Washington Jr., 26, was at the gas station in the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue when he was shot in the back, police said.

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A person was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side.

A man was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon at a Marathon gas station in South Austin on the Northwest Side.

About 4:30 p.m., Robert Washington Jr., 26, was at the gas station in the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue when he was shot in the back, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

No one was in custody.

Sixty-four people have been killed in Austin so far this year — eight less than what the community had for all of last year, according to Sun-Times data.

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