Police: 2 men killed in Austin shooting


Two men were killed in a shooting Sunday morning in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

The men, ages 34 and 46, were standing at 11:19 a.m. in the 200 block of South Laramie when two people walked up and fired shots at the younger man, according to Chicago Police. Both men suffered gunshot wounds to their bodies. The shooters then drove off southbound in a silver or gray SUV.

The younger man was taken to Stroger Hospital, and the older man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. Both men were then pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the fatalities.

CTA No. 57 buses were being rerouted in both direction near Laramie and Jackson as police investigated, according to an alert from the CTA at 12:16 p.m. Southbound buses will be running from Laramie, Madison, Central, Harrison and Laramie. Northbound buses will be running from Harrison, Central, Madison and Laramie.



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