1 killed, 11 wounded by gunfire since Friday

By Adam Sege

Tribune reporter

12:06 PM CDT, March 30, 2013


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 older man took off running and was shot in the hand as he tried to flee, Greer said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The younger man was found unresponsive and died on the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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:

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.


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