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16-Year-Old Killed And 13-Year-Old Wounded In Austin Shooting

April 08, 2018 - 2:42 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A boy was killed and another was wounded late Saturday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.

The pair was walking in an alley shortly after 5 p.m. in the 5100 block of West Huron when someone opened fire, police said.

Jaheim Wilson, 16, of the 600 block of North Laramie Ave., was shot in the head, leg and hand and pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

The other boy, 13, was shot in the left thigh. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Wilson and confirmed his death Sunday morning.

Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

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