Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Uptown: Man recovering after Tuesday morning stabbing; Woman mugged; No injuries reported in Saturday gunfire


Here are some recent reports from the Uptown neighborhood:

• A 37-year-old Uptown man is in good condition after being stabbed by a known offender on Tuesday morning, police said.  The victim was in the 4600 block of North Broadway, not far from the Family Dollar Store, when he got into a dispute with another man and wound up being stabbed in the left side of his upper chest around 11 a.m., according to police. A weapon was recovered at the scene.

The offender, who police said is an acquaintance of the victim, is described as black, 40- to 50-years-old with a mustache and long gray hair that is styled in braids. He was wearing a white tank top at the time of the stabbing and was last seen walking northbound on Broadway with a woman, according to a witness.

• Police said a woman was knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse in the 1400 block of West Leland on Sunday afternoon. The victim was walking when the offender threw her to the ground while wrestling away her handbag around 3:20 p.m. Police described the offender was a thin white male in his 20’s with light facial hair who was wearing a dark hoodie. He was last seen running westbound on Leland.

• No injuries were reported (but some property damage was) after two rounds of gunfire in Uptown on Saturday.

The first incident was reported in the 4400 block of North Racine around 6:30 a.m. The next morning, two residents who live on the block called the police to recover shell casings from outside their homes.

At 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, shots were reported in the area of Racine and Sunnyside. Witnesses saw people running in all directions after the gunfire, but the gunman was never located. At noon the next day, a resident called the police to report a hole in their back door and a bullet lodged in the hallway of their home in the 4400 block of North Magnolia.

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