1 dead, 2 wounded after shootout between 2 vehicles, residents inside home on West Side; 2 in custody

A SWAT team responded Friday morning after a shootout occurred between two vehicles and residents inside a home in Austin on the West Side.

At about 10:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of North Mason for a report of a man with a gun in the area of Potomac and Mason.

According to police, four offenders got out of two vehicles and started shooting at a residence. Victims from the residence then returned fire, striking one of the offenders.

The other offenders then fled the scene in two vehicles.

The offender who was shot was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead.


Two victims from the house were struck as well and were transported to the hospital.

One adult male, one adult female and a juvenile were safely removed from the residence, police said.

Two vehicles were later discovered. One of the vehicles was burnt at Chicago and Lockwood. The other was involved in an auto accident in Oak Park, police said.

Two people are in custody.