Another man stabbed in River North

Two stabbings have been reported since Wednesday near State and Illinois. | Google

A man is in critical condition after being stabbed repeatedly in the River North neighborhood overnight. No one is in custody. The attack took place in nearly the same location where another man was stabbed last Wednesday.

Around 3 a.m. on Monday, an attacker approached the man as he stood on a sidewalk in the 400 block of North State, police said. The assailant stabbed the man in the chest and stomach, then fled, according to a CPD media alert.

Police said the victim walked to 15 West Hubbard where officers found him on the sidewalk outside El Hefe nightclub. He is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

An officer on the scene said the offender is a black man who wore a black skull cap and a shiny jacket that has the Chicago Bulls logo across its front. He may have light facial hair and carried a Macy’s bag.

This morning’s attack unfolded near a 24-hour convenience store at 451 North State, where a 30-year-old man was stabbed during an altercation on Oct. 9.

Last week’s victim got into an argument with three men outside the store around 12:15 a.m., police said. The altercation moved into the street where one of the three men pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim repeatedly in the back. His condition stabilized at Northwestern.

Officers on the scene said the offenders were three black males who were last seen running eastbound on Illinois Street. Two were short while the third was about 6-feet tall with dreadlocks and facial hair. One of the men wore a black hoodie with white letters on the front.

Area Central detectives are investigating both attacks.