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1 dead, 1 wounded in Austin shooting

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A man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The men, ages 19 and 23, were standing on a sidewalk about 12:20 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Haddon when someone wearing all black clothing fired shots from an alley, according to Chicago Police.

Marquell Hicks, 23, suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Hicks lived in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The younger man was shot in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.