Jerrelle Johnson Jr. killed, 15-year-old boy wounded in second shooting in hours on same block in Austin

Eighteen-year-old Jerrelle Elton Johnson Jr. was killed and a teenage boy was wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The shooting happened about 2:40 p.m. in the 100 block of North Parkside, Chicago Police said.

Johnson was shot in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:52 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived on the Near West Side.

The 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the shin, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The shooting happened in the same block where three men had been shot about 10:40 p.m. the night before.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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