Update 7:10 a.m. — The second stabbing victim, whose age is not currently available, walked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a stab wound to his left side. His injuries are not life-threatening, per an officer at the hospital.
One man was shot and at least one other man was stabbed during an altercation in River North early Sunday, according to Chicago police. The incident was reported about a block from where another man was shot almost exactly one week earlier.
A CPD camera operator was reportedly watching a live feed from the 100 block of West Kinzie when a group of men began fighting around 2:58 a.m. Sunday. The officers told field units that they saw a gunman fire a shot, striking a 25-year-old man in his left leg. According to the camera observer, the gunman then picked up the expended shell casing and fled south on LaSalle in a silver S-Class Mercedes that was occupied by four other men.
Witnesses told police that two men were stabbed during the incident, but one of them left the scene. The one who remained, a 23-year-old man, was stabbed in his lower back, according to a CPD statement.
Both of the victims who remained at the scene were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where their conditions stabilized, police said.
The gunman was described as a Middle Eastern male with big glasses who stood about 5’7” tall and wore a black shirt.
Area Three detectives are investigating.
One week earlier, at 2:52 a.m. July 18, a 28-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded while standing on a sidewalk in the 100 block of West Hubbard.
At least seven other people have been shot in River North this year, with six of those happening since mid-May:
- A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg inside a parking garage on the 400 block of North State around 1:50 a.m. on June 20.
- On June 6, a 32-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet when she found herself in the middle of a shootout between the occupants of two cars on the 600 block of North Wells around 1:56 a.m.
- A 35-year-old woman was shot in a domestic altercation on the 200 block of West Illinois around 1:31 a.m. on May 23. Charges have been filed.
- Three men, including rapper Lil Reese were shot inside a parking garage at 6 West Grand around 9:53 a.m. on May 15.