1 killed, 1 wounded in Austin shooting

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Two men were shot, one fatally, early Monday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

At 3:34 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the head and a 26-year-old suffered three shots to the neck, chest and jaw in the 100 block of North Central Avenue, according to Chicago Police.

The older man, identified as Samuel Michael Rockett Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:06 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 100 bock of Bellwood Avenue in Bellwood.

The younger man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Officers could be seen going in and out of the apartment building where the shooting occurred. One officer with a camera walked around the building shooting video, while a couple more stood guard outside.

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