1 killed, 11 wounded by gunfire since Friday
Chicago Tribune: A shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood left one man dead and another wounded Friday night as at least a dozen people were shot between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
Just after 8 p.m., three people asked for directions from a 23-year-old man and a 44-year-old man walking in the 1800 block of North Francisco Avenue, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. Moments later, one of the three took out a gun and opened fire, striking the younger man in the chest, according to police.
The medical examiner’s office identified him as Eugenio Solano, of the 1700 block of North Francisco Avenue.
The assailants fled the scene on foot, and no suspects are in custody as Area North detectives investigate the shooting. Police said the shooting appeared to be gang-related.
About 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 7300 block of South Honore Street in the West Englewood neighborhood.
The man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was listed in serious condition, Greer said.
Also Saturday morning, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the leg about 12:05 a.m. in the 3100 block of West Arthington Street. The woman was listed in stable condition, but no further details were released. The shooting happened in the Lawndale neighborhood.
In other shootings since Friday afternoon:
- A 35-year-old man was shot in the head about 11:40 p.m. Friday while riding in a vehicle in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said. After the shooting, which happened in the 300 block of East 69th Street, the man was taken to Stroger in serious but stable condition, Greer said. The man had “observed an altercation” from inside the vehicle before hearing shots and feeling pain, Greer said. Shortly after the shooting and several blocks away, police had used yellow tape to mark a crime scene surrounding a dark-colored sedan in the 6500 block of South State Street. A jacket lay on the ground on the passenger’s side of the car, which was being guarded by officers from several squad cars. No suspects were in custody as Area Central detectives investigated.
- About 10:30 p.m. in the Longwood Manor neighborhood, a 41-year-old man was shot in the leg in an alley in the 100 block of West 95th Street. The man was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. Although the victim told police he heard shots and felt pain, his wound appeared to be self-inflicted, police said.
- About 8:20 p.m. a man in his 20s was shot in the 5500 block of South Hoyne Avenue, O’Brien said. Police said the man was in good condition at the scene of the shooting, which happened in the West Englewood neighborhood.
- Also about 8:20 p.m., a group of males shouting gang slogans attacked another group of people walking down in the sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. One of the attackers shot a 23-year-old man in the buttocks, and the man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
A 22-year-old man who had been walking with the 23-year-old sustained lacerations to the side of his mouth during the attack, and he was treated at South Shore Hospital.
- Just before 7 p.m., someone in a van shot a 22-year-old man standing on a street corner in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. Following the shooting, which happened in the 4000 block of West 16th Street, the van fled the scene.
Also Friday, police shot and critically injured someone during a foot pursuit, and two men were critically injured in a shooting in the South shore neighborhood.
Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. How’s that working out for them?
Instead of trying to take away rights of legal gun owners, maybe government should focus on trying to understand why criminals don’t obey gun control laws.