Man Stabbed to Death in River North Neighborhood

Area South detectives are investigating.

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    Police investigate the BP Gas Station at LaSalle and Ontario Streets where a man was fatally stabbed during a fight.

    A 20-year-old man was fatally stabbed during a fight early Saturday in the River North neighborhood.

    The victim was at the BP gas station at LaSalle and Ontario streets around 3:45 a.m. with some other people when the fight broke out, according to police.

    A party bus pulled into the gas station gang signs were flashed, and a physical altercation ensued, a law enforcement source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The group of people the victim was with drove away in their van after the fight began leaving the victim behind, the report said. When they realized the victim was not with them, they turned around and found him in the 600 block of North LaSalle Street with multiple stab wounds in his chest.

    A relative of his was also stabbed at that location, according to police. That person was treated at a hospital and released.

    The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital when he was pronounced dead at 4:18 a.m., according to Cook County Medical Examiner's office. His identity was not available as of later Saturday morning.

    Though gang signs were flashed in the encounter in the gas station, a police source told the Sun-Times the victim, who had recently moved to Chicago from Puerto Rico, has no record of a criminal history.

    The spot where the fight occurred is a busy area of the River North area, at LaSalle and Ontario, near a BP gas station and the “Rock n’ Roll” McDonald’s restaurant.

    No one is in custody and Area Central detectives are investigating.