2 Dead, 21 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

CBS Chicago, March 31, 2013

Two men were fatally shot and 21 others were wounded in gun violence across the city over the Easter weekend, including a father and his 12-year-old son who were shot as they got out of a vehicle.

The latest killing was early Sunday, when Akeem Manago, 19, was shot while walking with a 23-yer-old man about 1:50 a.m. in the 1300 block of block of West Hastings when four gunmen approached 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.


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 Avenue.

The two were getting out of a vehicle at the rear of a home when someone opened fire, striking father and son with bullets, police said. Gunfire struck the father in the right foot and the boy in the right thigh.

The man drove the two to Provident Hospital of Cook County, police said. Police said Saturday evening that the boy would be transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital. The two were both listed in good condition with non life-threatening injuries.


In addition to Friday’s seven victims of gun violence, Chicago Police shot a 17-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a foot chase Friday.

Police said the boy, part of a group suspected of firing shots in the area, was running from officers about 3:15 p.m. near East 95th Street and South Jeffrey Boulevard when he aimed the gun at them.

[Editor’s Note: For a full list of the weekend’s shootings in Chicago, see the original article link below.]


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  • Felix_M

    We suspect that all the perps are Danish tourists.

    Damn Vikings!

    • 48224

      I often see vikings roaming the streets of Detroit, fur robes, horned helmets, eating giant turkey legs, shooting up black neighborhoods and burning the black children’s school books….where will it all end???? Can Tim Wise please do something about this??? 😉

      • Felix_M

        Oh, the humanity!

      • jay11

        True! Haven’t you seen the capital one commercials lately? Full of Vikings!

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Speaking of, check out the new series on the History Channel, “The Vikings”. We need some of that spirit these days I think…

  • Paleoconn

    Somebody needs to stop those wild Lithuanians! They are making Chicago a Jungle.

    • Johnny Clay

      And I thought it was the Al Capone and Bugs Moran gangs!

    • Alexandra

      Jurgis…? LOL
      (That novel also referred to blacks as stupid…you see race realism in that book.)

      • Paleoconn

        Bingo! As much as The Jungle reads like a commie manifesto, I liked that novel. Besides I am generally not anti-union (except public sector), and unions, if nothing else are allies in the immigration war. But I forgot about the race realism angle of the novel. Must re-read.

      • It’s been a long time since I read “The Jungle”, but I do remember there was a strike at the meatpacking plant, and so they brought in Bantus as scab labor. The scab Bantus hid knives in their boots, before confronting the strikers.

  • MekongDelta69

    New tourist billboard:

    “Come to Chi-Town and Leave Your Troubles and Cares… and Life… Behind”

    Rahm Emanuel – Mayor
    Malik D’Ontavious Shazaam – Chief Law Enforcement Officer
    Suzy Creamcheese – ChiCongo Board of Tourism

  • bigone4u

    When I read the comments on HuffPo about shootings the gun confiscation advocates are out in force, making snarking one liners about how the only solution is to take away guns, leaving only the police with weapons. Mostly, it’s clear that they want to disarm whites.
    Blacks: The idea that there is a race of people whose lack of self control is the heart of the problem of murder and crime never occurs to them.
    Whites: The idea that there is another race of people who own guns in massive numbers and rarely use them in criminal shootings is also not part of their thinking.
    It seems to me that focusing on the lack of self control rather than guns is an effective argument. It got me unfanned at HP, probably by a liberal, at least when I cast my comment in terms of a law abiding surburbanite life experience vs. a criminal urban youth experience.

    • Felix_M

      When I read the comments on HuffPo about shootings the gun confiscation advocates are out in force, making snarking one liners about how the only solution is to take away guns, leaving only the police with weapons. Mostly, it’s clear that they want to disarm whites.

      So long as Obama is in office and so long as our borders continue to leak like a sieve, all attempts by the Feds at gun-grabbing are DOA.

  • The__Bobster

    It looks like a typical Chicongo weekend to me.

    • Felix_M

      Chicongo? I like it.

      Think of the parodies: ♪♫ “My kind of town, Chicongo!” ♫♪♫ or ♫ “Chicongo! Chicongo! That roaring town!” ♪♫

      • IstvanIN

        Is that song from the Lion King?

      • Xerxes22

        Who needs parodies. The city could take the song “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace and make it their theme song. They might need to update a few of the lyrics.

        • dhs

          Here is a possible ending:

          And the door burst open wide;
          And the “teenagers” burst inside.
          And they blew us all away;
          That’s all I have to say.

        • Unperson

          De’Andre was a pimp
          On da south side of Chicongo
          Back in da USSA
          Back in da bad new days
          In the heat of a summer night
          In the land of da Benjamin bill
          When the town of Chicongo died
          Libs deny about it still
          When some thugs with brains of bone
          Finally made that town their own
          When they called their ‘tards to war
          With the forces of White law
          I heard white mamas cry
          I watched dem stomped da night Chicongo died
          Brotha what a night it really was
          Brotha what a fight it really was, glory be
          I heard my babymama cry
          I watched Yups bleed the night Chicongo died
          Brotha what a night dem whiteys saw
          Sista what a sight dem gangstas was, yes indeed!
          And the sound of the wilding rang
          Through the streets of the old Mag Mile
          ‘Til the last of the Bantu gang
          Had ended up on file
          There was chimping in the streets
          And the sound of running feets
          And I asked someone who said
          ‘Bout a hundred DWLs are dead
          I heard my babymama cry
          I heard her pray the night Chicongo died
          Brotha what a mob we really was
          Sista what a fight it really was, glory be
          I heard my babymama cry
          I heard her pray the night Chicongo died
          Brotha what a night dem ofays saw
          Yassuh, what a fight the crackers saw, yes indeed
          Dem whites made no sound at all
          But the clock upon the wall
          Then the store burst open wide
          And the flashmob stormed inside
          And they slammed some Casper’s face
          And they punched his rights away
          The night Chicongo died
          The night Chicongo died
          Brotha what a night dem lib’rals saw
          Lawdy what a fight dem po-po saw, yes indeed
          The night Chicongo died
          The night Chicongo died
          Brotha what a night it really was
          Brotha what a fight it really was, glory be!

    • Michael Mason

      ‘Chicongo’… my God you’re a genius. Now we just need to come up with one for Detroit. Got any ideas?

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Detoilet. There’s also Dietroit.

        It’s already been done.

      • Unperson


    • Track it here: http://www.heyjackass.com/

      I would doubt the name gets me modded.

  • Alexandra

    Because guns just up and kill people all by themselves.
    Just another day in da hood, it seems….

    • Gerónimo Anónimo

      Where are the Mayates getting their ammo when we can’t? ¿ Qué coño está pasando por aquí?

      • Probably breaking into a house every time they need a gun and using 40 year old ammo.

        Which might explain their accuracy when shooting a gun sideways from their hip.

        Or it might not.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          Hey! I think 70 year old ammo and 120 year-old guns are just fine. At 10 days shy of 47, I’m the whippersnapper in this story.

  • jay11

    So how exactly are the massive gun control laws in Chicago preventing gun violence? Seems to me criminals are using unregistered, unlicensed weapons they bought on the black market to do these crimes. Who gets punished? Law-abiding citizens who want to hunt, target practice or simply have home invasion defense on hand.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    Meanwhile, in white neighborhoods you can put a wallet on the ground and it would likely be returned. The black and white cultures could not be any more different. They are polar opposites in every way possible.

    • IstvanIN

      People have souls, people feel guilty when they do dishonest things. The question is do blacks have souls and are they people?

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Reread what you can about the Knoxville Horror, and I suspect you will realize that you have asked what we call a “self-answering question” – unless, that is, it was rhetorical to begin with.

        • IstvanIN

          For you and I the question is rhetorical, for many others I would be insane to even entertain the idea that they are soulless non-persons.

      • Joe

        I think we should hold hearings on repealing the thirteenth amendment. Should be fun…

      • Old Soldier

        Not even 3/5 of a person. The Founding Fathers got that one wrong

      • watling

        Some blacks can be quite decent and civilised. It’s just that when taken as a group they exhibit group behaviour. The statistics don’t lie. The black bell curve is negatively shifted somewhat with respect to the white one.

    • MBlanc46

      Well, maybe not quite that honest. But the difference between, say, Edison Park and Woodlawn is tremendous. Those who speak of Chicago as if it’s entirely a ghetto war zone don’t know what they’re talking about.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I’m not religious, but shooting someone on the holiday that celebrates the mortification of the Prince of Peace somehow seems very sad.

    • Michael C., did you see anything about the shooting that happened at a church on Easter Sunday, in Ashtabula, OH? The town is east of Cleveland (about 50 miles or so). A 32 year old Bantu started shouting about “the will of Allah be done”, pulled out a gun while waiting for the church parishoners to leave, and shot his own father dead. Naturally, everyone couldn’t understand how such a thing could happen – people said the father and son had a “great relationship, no troubles, etc.,”

      Of course, if the shooter were named Robert Pellington, Jose Hermosa or Yusataka Kutsamu, the Bantus would be screaming “racism”. Naturally, they’ll blame the “gun”.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Yes, in happier days, I once had 82 firearms and 40,000 rounds of ammunition for them in my basement. They would talk to each other, locked away in their gunsafes at night. Maybe that was just the water heater making noise. Nevermind.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Chicago: Spring is in the air!! The birds are singing, the flowers blooming, it’s opening day in the MLB… and the bullets are flying.

    It’s shooting season in Democrat-controlled cities!!


    • PesachPatriot

      The pic of the taliban guy is priceless, even though its pretty scary that chicago is now probably more dangerous than kandahar….The headline in this story must be inaccurate….how can a city with such strict gun control laws have so much deadly gun violence in a single weekend….next you’ll tell me that gang bangers who sell crack for a living and murder their own grandfathers don’t obey gun control laws….

  • Jenkem Huffington

    And if a single shooter was white, that story alone would be national news.

    This is the world that blacks build for themselves. They are about 20 million years worth of evolution away from peacefully coexisting with anything else in nature.

  • liberalsuck

    Yes, I suspected the violence in a predominately black neighborhood to be caused by “Danish Tourists” or “Asians” or “Orthodox Jews” or “Blonde-blue eyed Swedes” and not blacks at all!

  • .

    To paraphrase Mr. Spock : “This misdeeds of the many outweigh the good deeds of the few…..or the one”


  • Greg Thomas

    What is someone named Akeem Manago doing in this country in the first place?

    • MBlanc46

      That’s an entirely normal name for someone born in Engelwood.