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Logan Square Man Killed, 11 Others Wounded in Shootings

By Erica Demarest | March 30, 2013 8:51am | Updated on March 30, 2013 12:52pm
  At least a dozen people were shot Friday night and Saturday morning — including Logan Square resident Eugenio Solano, 23, who was killed.
At least a dozen people were shot Friday night and Saturday morning — including Logan Square resident Eugenio Solano, 23, who was killed.
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CHICAGO — One man has died and several others are in serious condition, as at least 12 people were shot in Chicago between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Eugenio Solano, 23, of the 1700 block of North Francisco Avenue, was fatally shot about 8:05 p.m. just a couple yards north of his Logan Square home, authorities said.

Solano and another man were walking along the 1800 block of North Francisco Avenue when three offenders approached on foot and asked for directions, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

One of the offenders pulled a gun and began shooting. Solano sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the chest, Greer said, while his companion, a 44-year-old man, was shot in the hand as he tried to flee. The man was treated and released from Mount Sinai Hospital.

Greer said the offenders ran southbound on foot. Area North detectives are investigating, but no one is in custody.

The shooting appears gang-related, Greer said.

At least 10 others were shot since Friday afternoon.

• About 3:15 p.m. Friday, police shot a suspect near South Jeffery Boulevard and East 94th Street in Calumet Heights.

• Two men were in critical condition after being shot in South Shore about 5:32 p.m. Friday.

• A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg during a North Lawndale drive-by shooting about 6:56 p.m.

• About 8:20 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the 5500 block of South Hoyne Avenue in West Englewood, Greer said. He was reportedly in good condition.

• At 8:20 p.m. 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, Greer said. The men proceeded to batter the group. When people tried to flee, the men opened fire.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition, Greer said. A 22-year-old man was treated at South Shore Hospital for lacerations to the side of his mouth.

Area South detectives are investigating, and no one is in custody, Greer said.

• In the 100 block of West 95th Street in Roseland, a 41-year-old man was shot in the leg about 10:30 p.m., Greer said. The man originally 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, Area South detectives believe the man's wound was self-inflicted, Greer said. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition.

• About 11:40 p.m., a 35-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the head in the 300 block of East 69th Street in Greater Grand Crossing, Greer said. The man was a passenger in a vehicle when he observed an altercation on the street, felt pain and realized he had been hit.

The man was in serious but stable condition at Stroger Hospital, Greer said. Area Central detectives are investigating. No one is in custody.

• On Saturday, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the leg in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street in East Garfield Park about 12:05 a.m., Greer said.

The woman was in stable condition, but no hospital information was available, Greer said.

• About 2:30 a.m. in West Englewood, a 27-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the chest in the 7300 block of South Honore Street, Greer said. He was in serious but stable condition at Stroger Hospital.

Due to the nature of the injury, police could not interview the victim early Saturday, Greer said. It's still unclear what transpired, but officers do know the man was dropped off at Jackson Park Hospital by a private party and transferred to Stroger.