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Man stabbed, another shot in separate overnight downtown attacks: police

The attacks happened amid a partial shutdown of the downtown area for celebrations of Mexico’s Independence Day.

A string of burglaries were reported in July and August in Ashburn on the Southwest Side.
A man was stabbed Sept. 17, 2020, in the Loop.
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Two men were seriously wounded in separate downtown attacks Wednesday night and early Thursday that included a shooting in River North and a stabbing in the Loop.

The shooting happened in the first block of West Hubbard Street.

A 30-year-old man was walking at 10:10 p.m. when he heard gunfire and was shot in his head, Chicago police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Two hours later, a man was stabbed in the first block of West Balbo Drive.

Someone walked up to the 38-year-old and stabbed him in the neck at 12:10 a.m., police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

The attacks happened amid a partial shutdown of the downtown area for celebrations of Mexico’s Independence Day.

Throughout Wednesday, seven people were shot, one of them fatally, in citywide gun violence.

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