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Austin Shooting Wounds Man, 22, Who Was Being Robbed, Police Say

The shooting happened early Friday.

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Editor’s Note: Chicago Police News Affairs initially reported this shooting happened in the 1500 block of West Monroe Street. Police News Affairs later reported the shooting happened in the 0-100 block of South Leamington Avenue. This report have been updated to reflect the most up-to-date information.

CHICAGO — A 22-year-old man was shot and wounded early Friday in Austin, police said.

At 5:25 a.m., the man was driving slowly in the 0-100 block of South Leamington Avenue when someone walking nearby tried to rob him, police said. Someone fired shots into the man’s car, hitting him in his back.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was not available but he was listed as “stable,” police said.

No one was in custody. An investigation was ongoing.