One man was shot dead and 11 others -- including a 12-year-old boy -- have been wounded in violence across the city so far this weekend.
Additionally, detectives shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a gun at police during a foot chase.
In weekend’s one fatality so far, Eugenio Solano, a 23-year-old alleged gang member, was slain and a 44-year-old man was wounded when shots rang out about 8:05 p.m. in the Logan Square neighborhood.
The two were walking in the 1800 block of North Francisco when three men approached and asked for directions, police said. Then one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire. The 44-year-old man was shot in the hand as he ran away. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and later released.
Solano, of the of the 1700 block of North Francisco, was shot in the chest and died on the scene, less than a block from his home.
Fifteen minutes later, a man in his 20s suffered a graze wound in the 5500 block of South Hoyne Avenue and was taken to an unidentified hospital in good condition, police said.
About two minutes after that, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 8200 block of South Houston, police said. He was taken to South Shore Hospital.
Earlier, about 7 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the 4000 block of West 16th Street and taken to Mount Sinai, police said.
About 5:30 p.m., two men were shot in the 1700 block of East 71st Street, police said. A 28-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 25-year-old man was shot in the hip and hand. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.
Capping off Friday’s violence, a man was shot in the head while riding in a car in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood about 11:45 p.m.
Police said the 35-year-old man was a passenger in a Chevrolet Impala traveling in the 6900 block of South Indiana Avenue when the car passed several people fighting on the street. Shots rang out and the man was struck in the head by a bullet.
The driver of the Impala fled the area, traveling several blocks from the scene of the shooting to the 6500 block of South State Street.
From there the wounded man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he is listed in serious but “stable” condition, police said. Police said the injured man is believed to be a gang member and was not cooperating with investigators.
About five minutes after midnight, an 18-year-old woman became Saturday’s first shooting victim, after she was shot in the Garfield Park neighborhood near the 3100 block of West Arthington Street.
The woman was taken to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and was listed in good condition, police said.
About 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 7100 block of South Honore Street. The man was initially dropped off at Jackson Park Hospital, police said, but was transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was listed in serious condition.
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 in that block when someone began shooting, and they were struck by gunfire, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. The man was struck in the right foot and the boy was struck in the right thigh by gunfire, Mirabelli said.
The man drove himself and the boy to Provident Hospital of Cook County, Mirabelli said. The younger victim was reportedly going to be transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Hospitals, according to unconfirmed dispatch reports. The two were both listed in good condition with non life-threatening injuries, Mirabelli said.
In addition to the one killed and 11 who were wounded in weekend shootings, 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.
There had only been 14 murders in March in the city through Friday, when the temperature reached about 55 degrees, the warmest day this month.
© Copyright 2013 Sun-Times Media, LLC