Romeoville man killed, woman wounded trying to flee Austin shooting
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A man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting early Saturday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said.
The two were standing on a sidewalk about 12:55 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Mason Avenue when someone started shooting at them from across the street, Chicago Police said.
They tried to take off in an SUV, but crashed into a parked vehicle in the 1600 block of North Mason, police said.
Joshua E. Campbell, 22, of Romeoville, was shot in his head, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
An autopsy Sunday found Campbell died from a gunshot wound to the chest. His death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.
He was taken Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, where he died. The 20-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and was taken to the same hospital where her condition was stabilized, police said.
Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.