7 shot, 1 fatally, in under an hour

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Three shootings within an hour of each other left a 19-year-old man dead and six men injured early this morning, authorities said.

About 1:50 a.m., the 19-year-old and a 23-year-old man were shot while walking in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The younger man, later identified as Akeem Manago, was struck multiple times and died shortly after the shooting at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, authorities said.

Manago, who lived in the 3700 block of South Wells Street, was pronounced dead at 2:36 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The 23-year-old man was shot in leg and was also taken to Stroger, where authorities listed him in good condition.

Police are seeking four males who are believed to have approached the two men from behind during the shooting, which happened in the University Village/ Little Italy neighborhood.

In a separate shooting about 2:30 a.m., three people were shot in the West Englewood neighborhood.

Police responding to the 2000 block of West 68th Place found a 23-year-old man shot in leg, Greer said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition.

Officers also stopped two vehicles speeding away from the scene and found two other people who had been shot.

A 20-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the face and arm was taken from one of the vehicles to Christ, where his condition was stabilized.

Another man, also 20, was found in the second vehicle with a graze wound to the head, but he refused medical attention.

Also this morning, two men were shot less than a block apart in the West Town neighborhood. A 28-year-old man was shot about 1:40 a.m. after answering a knock at his door in the 2000 block of West Randolph Avenue, Greer said.

About the same time, a 35-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of West Maypole Street, which runs parallel to Randolph one block to the south.

Both men were shot in the leg, and both were listed in good condition.

While watching over the crime scene on Randolph, police also heard two bursts of gunfire from the southwest and several left to investigate.  No people were reported shot in that incident.

Detectives are investigating all three shootings and do not yet have anyone in custody.

By Adam Sege Tribune reporter

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

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17 comments

  • REAL BLACK JEW

    WHITE KILLS WHITE IN THE LATE 1800S EARLY 1900S NOW BLACK AND HISPANICS ARE DOING IT IN THE LATE 1900S EARLY 2000S U SEE THE PATTERN.

  • Tired cop

    DEAR CITIZENS OF CHGO I AM A TWENTY YR VETERAN OF THE CPD DEPARTMENT AND I PREDICTED THIS OVER 10YRS AGO WHEN THE CORRUPT POLICTICIANS AND THE LIBERALS ALONG WITHTHE CROOKED CLERGY AND DO GOODERS START COMPLAINING ABOUT THE POLICE VIOLATEING THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF THESE THUGS AND GANGBANGERS THE POLICE STEPPED BACK.WE WERE AND ARE TIRED OF EVERYBODY PISSING AND SHITING ON US.WE WERE KICKING THEIR ASSES AND LOCKING THEM UP AND CONTROLING THE STREETS THEN POLITICIANS ALONG WITH SO CALLED COMMUNITY ACTIVIST AND LIBERALS STARTING GOING AFTER GOOD OFFICERS AND TRYIN TO GET THEM FIRED AND SUED WE ALL WENT INTO SELF PROTECT MODE.WE WERE AND ARE TRYIN TO PROTECT THE GOOD CITIZENS OF THIS CITY AND GET RID OF THE GARBAGE AND ANIMALS BUT WE WERE ATTACKED UNFAIRLY AND THEY TRIED TO DESTROY OUR FAMILIES AND CAREERS AND TAKE AWAY OUR HOMES AND ETC.AND NOW U WANT IT TO GO BACK TO THE WAY IT USED TO BE NEVER WILL THAT HAPPEN AGAIN WE NO LONGER TRUST THE PUBLIC WE HAVE BEEN LIED ON AND PERSECUTED AND WE WILL ONLY DO OUR JOBS AND NOTHIN EXTRA ANYMORE.THE PUBLIC TRUST LOW LIFE MURDERING GANGBANGERSNAND DRUGDEALERS MORE THE POLICE WHO RISK OUR LIVES FOR YOU EVERDAY.AND JUST TO DRIVE HOME THE POINT U CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS U WANT THE GANBANGERS AND THUGS OUT OF YOUR COMMUNITY WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING U CAN'T DO IT BEING NICE YOU HAVE TO KICK ASS AND TAKE NO PRISONERS WHEN YOU DEAL WITH PURE EVIL AND THESE TYPE OF PEOLPLE EVERDAY U CAN'T DO IT NICE AND SOFT.SO THE INMATES ARE NOW RUNNING THE ASYLUM AND THE PUBLIC HAS ONLY ITSEFT TO BLAME.

  • Tired cop

    AND EVERBODY HATES THE POLICE UNTIL YOU NEED ONE.WE DON'T JUSTIFY OFFICERS WHO DO WRONG WE SUPPORT BECAUSE WE ARE A BROTHER AND SISTER HOOD AND WE SUPPORT THEM AS ANY FAMILY WOULD BUT WE DON'T CONDONE THEIR ACTIONS.BUT WHEN YOUR FAMILY OR SONS N DAUGHTERS SHOOT OR KILL SOMEONE DO U TURN YOUR BACK ON THEM NO U SUPPORT THEM BUT U DON'T CONDONE THE ACTIONS.BUT IF A POLICE OFFICER HAS TO SHOOT OR KILL ONE OF THESE SCUMBAGS IT'S ALWAYS FROM THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC THE OFFICER IS LYING AND THE POLICE DEPT IS TRYING TO COVERUP SOMETHING.THEN THE MURDERING BLOOD SUCKING LOW LIFE IS A HONOR STUDENT OR GOOD PERSON WHO WAS GETITIN THEIR LIFE TOGEATHER AND THE BIG BAD OFFICER WITH THE GUN AND BAGDE MURDERED OR EXECUTED THEM FOR NO APPARENT REASON.GET THIS STRAIGHT WE ARE HUMAN JUST LIKE YOU AND WE ARE FATHER MOTHERS AND HUSBANDS AND WIVES AND SONS AND DAUGHTERS AND WE HAVE FAMILIES THAT WANT TO SEE US COME HOME FROM OUR JOBS AND WE ARE TRYIN TO GO HOME SAFE NO OFFICER THAT I EVER KNOWN IN MY 20 YRS OF SERVICE WANTS TO KILL SOME ONE OR BE PUT IN THAT POSITION TO TAKE A LIFE BUT YOU DON'T WANNA HEAR THAT OR THE TRUTH U WANT TO BELIEVE THE SAME LIES THAT YOU DON'T WANT THE POLICE TO SAY ABOUT YOU. YOU NOW HAVE WHAT U WANTED AND BUCK WILD AND FREE SOCIETY THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILTY FOR THEIR ACTIONS. SO NOW YOU WILL LAY IN THE BED THAT YOU HAVE CREATED I HOPE U ARE HAPPY

    • RUDY

      DEAR MR. TIRED COP, I AM NOT OR HAVE NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN GANGS EVER. I PONIT THAT OUT BECAUSE YOU SEEM TO BE USING THE ARGUEMENT THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO VIOLATE CITIZENS CIVIL RIGHTS THAT IT IS PREVENTING YOU FROM DOING YOUR JOB. WELL IF YOU HAVE A HOSTAGE SCENARIO OR JUST A MAD MAN WITH A GUN, DO YOU SHOOT EVERYONE IN ORDER TO BRING JUSTICE TO THOSE WHO GUILTY? YOU ARE TRAINED TO BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ARMED SUSPECT AND ONE THAT IS OF NO VIOLENCE. i WOULD HOPE THAT YOU ARE TRAINED TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMEONE WHO IS PRODUCTIVE VERSES SOMEONE WHO IS A PROBLEM JUST THE SAME. IF YOU'RE TELLING ME YOU AND OTHER OFFICERS TOOK A STEP BACK BECAUSE SOMEONE IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS BEING VIOLATED, THEN YOU SHOULD BE FIRED! YOU CAN'T TEACH THE COMMUNITY A LESSON BY STEPPING BACK AND ALLOWING BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN TO THE COMMUNITY JUST TO PROVE A POINT! CONTROLLING WITH FEAR IS A PLAN WELL PUT TOGETHER TO KEEP PEOPLE IN BONDAGE…. LOOK AGAIN WILLIE!

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