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.

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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.

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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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