Four men were stabbed, one fatally, following an argument over a car crash in the city’s Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Chicago police say a 28-year-old man is dead after he was stabbed in the chest during a confrontation on the 5300 block of West Irving Park Road just after 2 a.m. Monday morning.
According to police, four men were walking to their parked vehicle in that area when it was struck by another car, resulting in minor damage. That led to an argument between the group and the unknown Hispanic male who drove the striking vehicle.
That man got out of his car – possibly with another man – carrying a knife, police said. The ensuing physical altercation resulted in all four of the men from the original group being stabbed.
Two 28-year-old were stabbed in the chest and transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital. One of those men died and the other was listed in critical condition. A 27-year-old man was also stabbed in the stomach and a 29-year-old was stabbed in an unknown body part. Both were listed as critical at to Illinois Masonic.
Another victim, a 28-year-old man who’d been punched in the face during the altercation, took himself to Community First Hospital. He was listed in good condition.
Police said the offenders fled the scene in their vehicle and have not yet been taken into custody.