Damian Williams killed in Austin area shooting

By Emily Gray Brosious
Originally published at Homicide Watch Chicago
June 13, 2014

Damian Williams / Photo from Facebook
Damian Williams / Photo from Facebook

Damian Williams was killed in a Thursday night drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood that left another man critically injured.

Williams, 22, and two men were standing in front of a building in the 5700 bock of West Augusta Boulevard when a tan Lincoln MKZ drove by and someone inside fired several shots at 8:56 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.

Williams, of the 5900 block of West Augusta Boulevard, was shot multiple times in the chest and died at Mount Sinai Hospital less than an hour later, authorities said.

Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 12.33.36 AMWilliams was born and raised on the West Side and attended Fredrick Douglas High School, family said. He leaves behind a 1-year-old son.

“He wasn’t out in the streets getting into trouble,” his cousin, Tyrone Davis, said. “He was just hanging with the wrong crowd because he liked hanging out. He always tried to leave if things started up.”

One of the other men, 23, was shot in the chest and groin, police said. He was hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

The third man was not injured.

Nobody has been charged for the murder.

Area North detectives are investigating.

— Contributing: Sun-Times Media Wire

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