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15-year-old among 2 killed in Austin shooting

15-year-old among 2 killed in Austin shooting
15-year-old among 2 killed in Austin shooting 01:06

CHICAGO (CBS) – The search continues for a gunman who killed a 15-year-old girl. She and a man were shot at a party in Chicago's Austin neighborhood late Sunday night.

CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey dug into what happened and she learned the shooting is centered around a possible club.

The building is, or at least was at one point, a motorcycle club. Neighbors said they're used to large gatherings there but this was something else completely. Cell phone video posted to Twitter captured the chaos and what sounds like shots being fired.

"I just saw them running, scrambling, running to their cars trying to get out of harm's way," said Diandre, a neighbor. "It's the saddest thing ever to so many young kids."

Neighbors in the 5800 block of West Augusta told CBS 2 they weren't shocked to see a crowd outside the old motorcycle club on the corner.

Chicago police investigate Austin shooting that killed 15-year-old girl 02:23

Police said around midnight a man fired shots into a group of people standing on the sidewalk near Augusta and Mayfield.

A source close to the investigation told CBS 2 pod camera captured a fight right outside the front door. Several men then left the property and someone started firing from across the street.

A 44-year-old Gary man named Linner Tyrone Hawkins was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

A 15-year-old named Ruby Navarette was shot in the head and also pronounced dead. Her superintendent confirmed on Monday she was a student at Morton East High School.

A 39-year-old man also took himself to a local hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.

"Just to see so many young kids running through the streets, running for their lives, that can be a traumatizing situation for someone," Diandre said.

The Department of Buildings said there is no recent history of building code violations at the address.

Chicago shooting investigation in Austin centers around club 02:48

Supt. Dr. Tim Truesdale said in a statement, "We are saddened to learn of the death of one of our Morton East students. The school has set up grief counseling for students and staff who are in need. We will continue to respect the family's privacy during this difficult time."

Neighbors said the news was difficult to wake up to.

"Just another kid just losing their life for no reason," said Cordero Wyatt, a neighbor. "So it's very sad."

So was this an active business? The city's Office of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection said in a statement the club house does not have a current business license.

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