CHICAGO — A man was stabbed to death on a busy Uptown street corner Saturday evening, Chicago police said. The assailant remains on the loose.
Passersby said the offender started beating up the victim on the northwest corner of Sheridan Road and Wilson Avenue around 7:40 p.m., on a sidewalk adjacent to the McDonald’s parking lot.
A CPD surveillance camera recorded the assault, and an officer who reviewed the footage said the attacker pulled a knife from a book bag or backpack and stabbed the victim.
Police have not identified the victim, who suffered stab wounds to his chest and abdomen.
An officer who saw the surveillance footage said the assailant was a Black man who wore a black hat, a black t-shirt with white writing, dark pants, and white shoes. One witness said he may have worn a White Sox hat. He headed west on Wilson Avenue after the attack.
The stabbing unfolded just one day after a man was found stabbed to death on a baseball diamond about a half-mile away. There is no evidence at this point that the cases are related.
A passerby found the 64-year-old with wounds to his neck and head on the baseball field at 4400 North Marine Drive around 5:30 a.m. Friday, according to Chicago police.
Police did not receive any calls about a fight or other incident at the location before the man’s body was discovered, according to CPD dispatch records. The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide on Saturday.
There have now been two murders in Uptown this year. The neighborhood had six murder victims at this point last year: four from gunshot wounds, one from a physical attack, and another who was thrown from a window.