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

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