Woman killed, two men wounded in Austin gun fight

CHICAGO (Sun Times Media Wire) - A 20-year-old woman was killed and two men were wounded in a gun battle outside an Austin neighborhood store on the West Side early Friday.

Adriana Reyes and the men, ages 20 and 25, were inside a vehicle outside the store near Lake and Cicero at 2:08 a.m. when they got into an argument with someone in another vehicle, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The 20-year-old fired shots at the other vehicle during the argument, police said. Armed security guards from the store then approached, and the 20-year-old also fired at them. The security guards returned fire, striking all three occupants of the vehicle.

Reyes was shot twice in the head and once in the arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5 a.m., authorities said. She was from the 3100 block of West Augusta.

The 25-year-old man was struck by a bullet that went through his shoulder and out his cheek, according to police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

The 20-year-old man was shot in the hand and taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Charges pending were pending Friday night, though it wasn’t clear against whom.

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