Thursday, July 11, 2019

Man stabbed as large group gathered near Chicago Red Line last night


A 19-year-old man was stabbed Wednesday evening as a large group of people gathered on streets near the Chicago Avenue Red Line station. No one is in custody.

The victim was standing on the sidewalk in the first block of West Chicago when a woman walked up and stabbed him in the back with a sharp object around 9:20 p.m., police said. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with a puncture wound.

CTA and police reported that between 50 and 60 people had gathered in the CTA station and on the streets above around the time of the incident. About 30 members of the group jumped the station’s turnstiles after the stabbing and boarded trains, according to a transit worker.

Police said the offender was a black female who stands about 5’9” tall. She was wearing a blue hat and had dreadlocks.