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Teen killed, another wounded in Englewood stabbing

A 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the chest and abdomen in the 7400 block of South Parnell Avenue, police said.

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A stabbing left a teenage girl dead and another wounded Aug. 26, 2020, in Englewood.
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Two teenage girls were stabbed, one fatally, during an argument that started on social media Wednesday in Englewood on the South Side.

Three females got into an argument with a group of five other people on the sidewalk about 8:50 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Parnell Avenue when a female attacked the teens with a knife, Chicago police said.

A 14-year-old was stabbed in the chest and abdomen, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

She was identified as Erica Blackhawk of Englewood, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled her death a homicide.

Another girl, 15, was stabbed under the eye and taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, police said.

A law enforcement source said the two groups had been arguing over social media before the attack.

No arrests have been reported. Area One detectives are investigating.

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