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Six Shot, One Fatally, In Austin

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Six people were shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side early Sunday. / Photo from NVP.

Six people were shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side early Sunday. / Photo from NVP.

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CHICAGO (STMW) — A teenage boy was killed and five other people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

The shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of West Ferdinand Street and North Lavergne Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. The six were standing together in a group when several shooters emerged from a nearby alley and fired multiple shots.

Donald Williams, 17, of the 3000 block of West Dickens Street, was shot in the back, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Williams was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

The other five people shot were all females.

A 14-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, Greer said. Another girl, 17, was also shot in the buttocks and taken to Mount Sinai in “stable” condition, Greer added.

Two women – both 19 – were also shot. One suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where she is listed in “stable” condition, Greer said. The other woman was shot in the thigh and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, Greer added.

A 22-year-old woman took several “bullet fragments” to her back, Greer said. She was taken to West Suburban in “stable” condition.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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