CHICAGO — A Venezuelan migrant was severely injured in a fight with another migrant near the Near West (12th) District police station on Friday morning, according to a Chicago police report.
The 28-year-old victim walked out of the police station at 1412 South Blue Island around 12:18 a.m. after being released from custody after being arrested earlier in the night and made his way to a vacant lot next door where migrants have set up a camp, the report said.
Upon arriving at the camp, the victim confronted another man with whom he was “angry,” the report said, without explaining what he was angry about.
The argument escalated, and the men began to fight, the report said. During the altercation, the offender cut the victim’s right forearm with a broken liquor bottle.
Police said the victim left the camp and returned to the police station, where he flagged down officers for help. The officers applied a tourniquet to stem his blood loss and called for a Chicago Fire Department ambulance, the report said.
EMS transported the victim to the University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital, but they transferred him to Stroger Hospital due to the severity of his injury, according to the report. The paperwork said the victim was in serious condition but had been stabilized.
We are waiting to hear back from CPD about whether an arrest has been made.