Building bricks collapse, injure 2 on West Side

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Two people were injured Monday afternoon when bricks from a building fell on the city's West Side.

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. in the 700-block of South Kenneth Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood.

The adult victims have non-life-threatening injuries. They were walking by a two-family home when the bricks fell on them.

Neighbors thought they had heard a car crash.

"I heard a boom and then some lady screaming," said Robby Franklin.

It was immediately undetermined what cause the portion of the building to fall, but city building department officials were expected to be on the scene Monday evening.
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