City Winery employee fatally stabbed by co-worker shortly before Danny Boy performance

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A 47-year-old man was stabbed to death by a co-worker at City Winery in Chicago's West Loop early Wednesday evening, according to police.

The stabbing occurred shortly before a scheduled performance from Chicago-based R&B artist Danny Boy.

The singer had just finished his soundcheck when the show was abruptly canceled after the stabbing occurred.

“I’m just kind of praying for the families. It’s something that’s unfortunate. Something that’s constantly happening in the city of Chicago," Danny Boy told NBC Chicago's Evrod Cassimy.

Officials said the man was stabbed multiple times with a knife at around 5 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Randolph Street by a 41-year-old man.

According to authorities, the 47-year-old man sustained multiple lacerations to the back and chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead.

The assailant was taken into custody at the scene, police said. Authorities have yet to announce charges.

The circumstances surrounding what led up to the stabbing are currently unknown as Area Three detectives investigate the incident.

Michael Dorf, the founder and CEO of City Winery, released the following statement:

“Our heart goes to the family. We are in a bit of shock ourselves.”

Dorf told NBC Chicago that attendees for Wednesday night's scheduled show will either receive a refund or the show will be rescheduled.

There is currently no further information available.

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