Ron Hernandez, 45, fatally shot during Austin robbery

A 45-year-old man was fatally shot during an Austin neighborhood robbery that also left an 8-year-old boy wounded Sunday evening.

Ron Hernandez was standing on the sidewalk near his home in the 5200 block of West Washington Boulevard when somebody walked up and announced a robbery about 5:55 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

During the robbery, Hernandez was shot in the abdomen and died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at at 10:51 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

An 8-year-old boy in a passing vehicle was shot in the leg and hand. The driver took the boy to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in good condition, police said.

Nobody has been charged for the murder.

Area North detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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