Demond Avant, 17, fatally shot in Austin

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the Austin neighborhood Wednesday night.

Demond Avant was standing on a sidewalk in the 600 block of North Mayfield Avenue when a gunman exited a nearby van and opened fire about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Avant, of the 1000 block of North Monitor Avenue, was shot in the head and died at the scene, authorities said.

Nobody has been charged for the murder.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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