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Man fatally shot in Austin

He was in a backyard about 7:25 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Le Moyne Street when someone approached and opened fire, striking him in the head, Chicago police said.

A 16-year-old boy was shot Nov. 24, 2021, in Rogers Park.
A man was killed in a shooting June 4, 2021, in the 5200 block of West Le Moyne Street.
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A man was killed in a shooting Friday in Austin on the West Side, police said.

He was in a backyard about 7:25 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Le Moyne Street when someone approached and opened fire, striking him in the head, Chicago police said.

The 23-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Michael Cooper.

An autopsy conducted Saturday ruled his death a homicide.

Area Five detectives are investigating.