Loop: Two stabbed in dispute with motorist who offered ride

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Two people were stabbed in the Loop late Saturday when a dispute broke out between a group of people who were waiting for a ride-hailing car and the occupants of a vehicle that offered them an unsolicited ride, police said. No one is in custody.

Six people were waiting for their ride near the northeast corner of Wabash and Washington around 11:30 p.m. when another car drove up with a man and woman inside. An argument broke out after the couple offered the group a ride, police said, and the couple stepped out of their car to engage the group in a fight.

Police said the male offender pulled out a knife and stabbed a 27-year-old female member of the group in the stomach. Police said she is three months pregnant. A 26-year-old man in the group was stabbed twice in the abdomen. The offenders returned to their car and drove away eastbound on Washington, police said.

An unknown motorist picked up the two stabbing victims and drove them a short distance to the first block of West Randolph, where a passing police officer was flagged down for help. The driver of the car that transported them from the original crime scene was gone when police arrived.

Witnesses said the attacker is a black man in his early- to mid-20’s who had short twists in his hair and wore a red shirt with blue jeans. He was reportedly with a black female who wore a red coat.

Both victims were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where the woman is in critical condition. The man is listed in serious condition.

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