2 Dead, 20 Injured in Weekend Shootings

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    One man was killed and another injured Friday night in a shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood, one of many that left at least seven others injured Friday night and Saturday morning.

    Two men were fatally shot and at least 20 others were injured in shootings across Chicago Easter weekend.

    In the weekend's first fatality, a 23-year-old man was killed while walking with his step father around 8 p.m. in the 1800 block of North Francisco Avenue, police said.

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    Eugene Solano, who has alleged gang ties, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

    His 44-year-old step father was also shot in the arm.

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    The weekend's second fatality came Sunday when a 19-year-old man was shot 1300 block of West Hastings Street just before 2 a.m. in a bloody hour that reportedly wounded at least seven others.

    The first Saturday shooting reportedly involved an 18-year-old woman who was shot in the leg around midnight in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

    Later that morning, a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest in the Englewood neighborhood around 2:30 a.m., the Sun-Times reported.

    Another shooting occured Saturday morning, when a father and son were shot in the Washington Park neighborhood around 9:30 a.m., the Tribune reported.

    A 34-year-old man who was also reportedly shot in both forearms while driving in the South Shore neighborhood around 3 p.m. Saturday.

    On Friday afternoon police shot a teenage boy in the leg in Calumet Heights. 

    The officer shot the 17-year-old in the leg about 3:15 p.m. near East 93rd Street and South Chappel Avenue, authorities said.

    The boy was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to Fire Media Affairs.

    Six others were reportedly injured Friday in the weekend violence.

    • Around 5:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 25-year-old man was shot in the hip and hand, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Both men were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
    • A 22-year-old man was reportedly shot later around 7 p.m. while standing on a street corner in the Lawndale neighborhood.
    • In a reported gang attack, a 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks around 8:20 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue but was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
    • A 41-year-old man was reportedly shot in the leg around 10:30 p.m. in an alley in the Longwood Manor neighborhood. The victim told police he heard shots and felt pain, but officials said the wound appeared to be self-inflicted, according to the Chicago Tribune.
    • A 35-year-old man was shot in the head around 11:40 p.m. after witnessing people fighting in the street while riding in a vehicle in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. The man was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital in serious but stable condition, according to the Sun-Times.

    But despite the weekend's violence, murder rates are reportedly down 69 percent compared to March 2012, according to Adam Collins with the Chicago Police Department. 

    Collins said the city is down 36 murders as of Sunday afternoon, but the official numbers will be released Monday.