Cops: Man stabbed during fight near Lincoln Park bar strip

Approximate location of Sunday’s stabbing. 

A 21-year-old man is in serious condition after being stabbed during a fight near the Lincoln Avenue bar strip in Lincoln Park early Sunday, police said. No one is in custody.

Around 2:45 a.m., witnesses reported seeing a group of five people fighting in the 600 block of West Belden Avenue near Lincoln. The victim was trying to break up the fight when a man stabbed him in his left ribcage and on the right side of his chest, according to police.

The offender was described as a bald Hispanic man who was wearing a purple suit and a black tie.

An ambulance transported the stabbing victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Two other people were treated at the scene for injuries suffered in the fight.

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