Man critically wounded after being caught in crossfire of drive-by in Austin

About 11:45 p.m., the 36-year-old was sitting in his parked van in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue, when someone in a passing Dodge Charger fired shots in his direction, striking him in the head.

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A man was critically wounded after he was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by June 14, 2021, in Austin.

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A man was critically wounded Monday night after he was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by in Austin on the West Side.

About 11:45 p.m., the 36-year-old was sitting in his parked van in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue, when someone in a passing Dodge Charger fired shots in his direction, striking him in the head, Chicago police said. The man was rushed to Stroger Hospital for treatment.

Police believe the person who fired the shots was aiming for a group of people inside a passing black sedan and the 36-year-old was not the intended target, police said.

A bullet struck the windshield of a second vehicle, a passing red Toyota, causing it to crash into a light pole, police said. No one was injured.

There is no one in custody as Area Four detectives investigate.

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