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2 dead, 23 wounded in weekend gun violence

Updated: April 4, 2013 3:03PM



Two men were shot to death and 23 others were wounded in gun violence across the city over the Easter weekend.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, when Akeem Manago, 19, was shot while walking with a 23-year-old man in the 1300 block of block of West Hastings, police said. Four gunmen approached them from behind and opened fire, authorities said. Manago, of the 3700 block of South Wells Street, died less than an hour later. The 23-year-old man was hit in the leg and taken to a hospital in good condition.

In the weekend’s first shooting death, Eugenio Solano, 23, of the 1700 block of North Francisco, was walking with a 44-year-old man 8:05 p.m. Friday in the 1800 block of North Francisco in the Logan Square neighborhood when three men approached and asked for directions, police said. Then one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire. Solano was shot in the chest and died at the scene, less than a block from his home. The 44-year-old man suffered a minor gunshot wound in his hand as he ran away.

The most recent shooting was about 9:50 p.m. Sunday, when a person, whose age and gender weren’t available, was shot in the leg in the 6300 block of South Wolcott and was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

In other weekend shootings:

About 9:15 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man man was critically injured when a gunman opened fire on him as he walked out of a store in the 3100 block of West 25th Street in the Little Village neighborhood, Chicago Police said.

About 7:30 p.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man was shot about in his stomach in the 1700 block of North Lockwood in the Austin neighborhood, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital.

About 6 a.m. Sunday, a 40-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 4300 block of North Elston, police said. He was listed in good condition at Swedish Covenent Hospital on Sunday morning.

About 2:30 a.m. Sunday, three men were shot in the 2000 block of West 68th Place. One of the men was found at the scene with a gunshot wound in his leg. He was listed in good condition on Sunday morning. The other men were located when police pulled over two vehicles that had fled the area. Officers pulled over a Buick LeSabre several blocks from the shooting and found a 23-year-old man with gunshot wounds in his leg and face, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital. Police found the third man when they pulled over a van near the scene of the shooting. A 20-year old man in the van had a bullet graze wound in his head but he refused medical help, police said. No arrests were made.

About 2:15 a.m. Sunday, a 33-year-old man walked into Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound in his arm. He told police he was outside the United Center when he heard a gunshot and felt pain. He was listed in good condition Sunday at the hospital.

About 1:45 a.m. Sunday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg when he answered the front door of his home in the 2000 block of West Randolph, police said.

Early Sunday, a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 2000 block of West Maypole.

About 9:40 a.m. Saturday, a 38-year-old man and his 12-year-old son were wounded in a shooting in the 5300 block of South Prairie. They were getting out of a vehicle at the rear of a home when someone opened fire, police said. The father was hit in his right foot and the boy was hit in his right thigh. The man drove to Provident Hospital and his son was to be transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital. Both were listed in good condition with non life-threatening injuries Saturday.

About 12:05 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old woman who was shot in her leg in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

About 11:45 p.m. Friday, a 35-year-old man was shot in his head while riding in a car in the 6900 block of South Indiana in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

About 3:15 p.m. Friday, Chicago Police shot a 17-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a foot chase near 95th and Jeffery. Police said the teenager was part of a group suspected of firing shots in the area.



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