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1 killed, 3 wounded in Austin shooting

The shooting happened in the first block of North Menard Avenue, Chicago police said.

At least one person was killed and three others hurt in a shooting July 4, 2021, in Austin.
At least one person was killed and three others hurt in a shooting July 4, 2021, in Austin.
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One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Austin on the West Side.

About 10:45 p.m., two men and a woman were standing in an alley in the first block of North Menard Avenue when a 33-year-old man began shooting at them, Chicago police said.

A woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as 45-year-old Janina Ford.

A man, 32, was struck multiple times in the body and taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Another man, 49, suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was taken to the same hospital where his condition was also stabilized, police said.

A 49-year-old man, who was a concealed carry license holder, witnessed the incident and shot at the offender, according to police.

The offender, a 33-year-old man, was struck in the arm and hip, police said. He was placed into custody and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

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