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2 wounded in Austin shooting

Gun casing crime tape file photo

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A woman and a man were wounded in a shooting Friday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

About 3:55 p.m., they were sitting in the 5100 block of West Thomas Street when someone fired a shot and stuck the 29-year-old woman in the head, according to Chicago Police.

The 40-year-old man grabbed the shooter and was shot in the left shoulder, police said. The shooter got away and ran off.

The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to police, who initially said she had been pronounced dead at the scene. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

Area North detectives were investigating.