Man stabbed in Loop, another shot in River North

One man was stabbed, and another was shot during separate incidents in the downtown area late Wednesday and early Thursday, according to police. No arrests have been made.

Most recently, a 38-year-old man was stabbed as he walked on the first block of West Balbo in the Loop around 12:10 a.m. today, according to CPD.

Police said the offender approached the victim on foot and stabbed him in the neck. CPD gave no motive for the crime. An ambulance transported the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

Earlier, a 30-year-old man was shot in the head as he walked on the first block of West Hubbard in River North, police said. The victim “was walking on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain,” according to a CPD statement.

He was taken by car to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where doctors listed him in serious condition.

The shooting victim is the 20th person to be shot in River North so far this year. The neighborhood had ten shooting victims through all of 2019.

Area Three detectives are investigating both crimes.

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