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Four Men in Hospital after Possible Gang-Related Shooting in Austin

By Adeshina Emmanuel | October 23, 2012 1:45pm
 Bullets erupted on an Austin block Monday evening.
Bullets erupted on an Austin block Monday evening.
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AUSTIN — Gunfire erupted on an Austin block Monday evening in a possible gang-related shooting that left four men in the hospital.

Police said the victims, aged between 19-52, were standing on the 200 block of South Lavergne Avenue about 9:25 p.m. when they were approached by a group of three men who suddenly opened fire.

It was unclear how many of the men fired weapons.

A man, 52, was shot three times — in the ankle, foot and buttocks — and was taken in a serious condition to a nearby hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs.

A 25-year-old man was shot once in the buttocks and a 48-year-old man was shot in the back and right shoulder, police said. They were taken to John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

Another man, 19, was shot in the left thigh and is in "stable" condition, police said.