Man stabbed, critically injured near Belmont CTA Red Line station

Witnesses said the victim emerged from the alley at right and collapsed in the street beneath the Belmont CTA tracks in Lakeview. | CWBChicago file photo

CHICAGO — A man is in critical condition after another man stabbed him multiple times during an argument near the Belmont CTA station in Lakeview overnight, Chicago police said. The stabbing occurred in an alley directly behind the offices of 44th Ward Ald. Bennett Lawson.

Police said the 36-year-old victim and another man got into an argument in the 3200 block of North Sheffield around 2:18 a.m., and the offender stabbed the victim with a knife.

After being stabbed, the victim fled from the alley and collapsed under the CTA tracks on Belmont Avenue, according to witnesses. CPD said he is in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with stab wounds throughout the body.

One witness recognized the victim as a homeless man who is frequently seen in the area.

Police searched the area for a suspect described as a Black man in his 20s who stands 6′ to 6’2″ tall. According to an officer at the scene, he was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans and was last seen heading north in the alley along the CTA tracks. So far, no arrests have been announced.