Two people chased down and repeatedly stabbed a South Shore teenager near the North-Clybourn Red Line station early Monday, police said. The boy, who turned 16 on Sunday, is in critical condition at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Police detained three persons of interest for questioning.
The victim and another male were walking on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of North Bissell when the two male attackers emerged from a silver Charger and began chasing them just before 1 a.m., police said.
The offenders stabbed the boy seven times: in the chest, ear, arm, and leg, according to initial reports from police. A nearby resident called 911 to report hearing a boy screaming for help and car tires screeching. Moments later, a passerby reported seeing a teenage boy with stab wounds bleeding on the corner of North and Clybourn.
Minutes before the attack, police responded to the area after another 911 caller reported seeing a group of males checking for unlocked car doors. Officers handling that call stopped a silver Dodge Charger with three occupants for investigation on the 1800 block of North Sheffield. The three—two males and a female—were taken in for questioning after a witness identified them as being involved in the stabbing.
Police taped off a large crime scene that stretched across North Avenue and included parts of the North-Clybourn Red Line station.