Two Dead, At Least 20 Wounded in Easter Weekend Shootings
By Kiratiana Freelon on April 1, 2013 9:58am
DNAinfo Chicago Staff Report
CHICAGO — Two people died and at least 20 others were injured by gun violence during a bloody Easter weekend in the city.
A 19-year-old man who family said was trying to escape his old life died after he was shot in University Village early Sunday. Three or four men came up behind Akeem Manago and his 23-year-old friend and shot at them several times in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, police and family said.
His friend was taken to a local hospital in good condition, authorities said. Manago, who lived in the 3700 block of South Wells Street, was pronounced dead less than an hour later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Earlier, on Friday evening, a man was fatally shot in Logan Square. Eugenio Solano, 23, was walking with his 44-year-old stepfather in the 1800 block of North Francisco Avenue when Solano was shot in the chest about 8:05 p.m., authorities and family said.
Solano, who lived nearby in the 1700 block of North Francisco Avenue, was pronounced dead a few hours later. Family said he was about to celebrate his 4-year-old son's birthday.
His stepfather was shot in the hand and treated at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said.
No one was in custody for either killings, police said.
In non-fatal shootings:
Two men were injured in separate shootings on the South and West sides Sunday night.
• About 9:50 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 6300 block of South Wolcott Avenue in West Englewood, police said. Cops said the man had been walking down the street when a passenger in a dark-colored vehicle began shooting. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stablized, according to police.
• About 9:15 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot multiple times in his hip and knee in the 3100 block of West 25th Street in Little Village, police said. The man was walking out of a store when a gunman opened fire, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
Earlier Sunday, eight people were shot in a single hour, including Akeem Manago and his friend. Police said it was unclear if any of the shootings were related.
• Three men were shot in or near the 2000 block of West 68th Place in West Englewood about 2:30 a.m., police said.
A 23-year-old man shot in the leg was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where and was listed in good condition, police said.
A second man was found several blocks away in a car with gunshot wounds to his leg and face, police said. He was also taken to Christ and was listed in "stable" condition. A third man, 20, had a bullet graze to his head and refused medical attention, police said.
• A 33-year-old man was shot in the arm near Madison Street and Damen Avenue in Near West Side, police said. Cops said he walked into Stroger Hospital about 2:15 a.m.
• About 1:40 a.m., a man was shot in the leg when answering his front door in the 2000 block of West Randolph Street in Near West Side, police said. He was taken to a local hospital in "stable" condition, police said. Police could not say if he knew his assailant.
• About the same time in the 2000 block of West Maypole Avenue a few blocks away, police found a 35-year-old man shot in the leg, police said. He was listed in good condition.
At least a dozen people were shot Friday night into Saturday morning, including Eugenio Solano and his stepfather.
• On Saturday about 2:30 a.m. in West Englewood, a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 7300 block of South Honore Street, police said. He taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, where police said his condition stabilized.
• Also on Saturday, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the leg in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street about 12:05 a.m., police said. The woman was in "stable" condition, police said.
• On Friday about 11:40 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the head as he was sitting in a car in the 300 block of East 69th Street in Greater Grand Crossing, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, though police said his condition later stabilized.
• A 41-year-old man apparently shot himself in the leg about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of West 95th Street in Roseland on the Far South Side, police said. The man first told police that he drove to West 95th Street to meet his brother, and upon exiting the vehicle, heard shots and realized he had been hit.
After some investigation, police said they thought the man's wound was self-inflicted. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition.
• At 8:20 p.m. Friday in South Chicago, a group of friends were walking along the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue when several men approached and began yelling gang slogans before assaulting the group, police said.
When the group tried to run away, the assailants opened fire and hit a 23-year-old man in the buttocks, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in "stable" condition, while a 22-year-old man was treated at South Shore Hospital for lacerations to the side of his mouth, authorities said.
• Also Friday at 8:20 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the 5500 block of South Hoyne Avenue in West Englewood, police said.
• A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg during an apparent North Lawndale drive-by shooting in the 4000 block of West 16th Street about 6:56 p.m.
• A 25-year-old and 28-year-old were in critical condition after being shot in the 1700 block of East 71st Street in South Shore about 5:32 p.m., authorities said.
• About 3:15 p.m. Friday, officers shot a man after he pointed his gun at officers near South Jeffery Boulevard and East 94th Street in Calumet Heights, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. Marvin Johnson, 17, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault of a police officer in the Far South Side incident and ordered held on $500,000 bail, the Tribune reported. He remained hospitalized Sunday, according to the Tribune.