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18-year-old Edgewater man charged with Austin double murder, attempted murder

Police charged Edwin Lagunas, 18, of the Edgewater neighborhood, in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl and a 44-year-old man in November in the Austin neighborhood on the city's west side. A 38-year-old man was also seriously injured in the November 20 shooting.

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18-year-old Edgewater man charged with Austin double murder, attempted murder
Edwin Lagunas, 18, of the Edgewater neighborhood on the city's north side, has been charged in a double murder in the Austin neighborhood on November 20, 2022. | Photo: CPD Book

CHICAGO - An 18-year-old man from the Edgewater neigbhorhood has been charged by Chicago Police with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in relation to a shooting in the Austin neighborhood last month, authorities said.

Police charged Edwin Lagunas, 18, of the Edgewater neighborhood, in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl and a 44-year-old man in November in the Austin neighborhood on the city's west side. A 38-year-old man was also seriously injured in the November 20 shooting.

Lagunas officially is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm. Police say he was the person who shot and killed Ruby Navarette, 15, of Cicero, IL, and Linner Hawkins, 44, of Gary, IN, while they were standing outside at a party on the 5800 block of W. Augusta Boulevard.

A 38-year-old man was also critically injured in the shooting.

According to CBS2Chicago, Police described a fight that took place near the front door in the moments before the shooting.[1] Afterward, someone fired from across the street.

Lagunas was scheduled to appear in court Monday.


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Notes & References


  1. Perlman, Marissa, and Megan Hickey. “15-Year-Old among 2 Killed in Austin Shooting.” CBS News. CBS Interactive, December 12, 2022. https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/two-dead-austin-shooting/. ↩︎

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