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1 Dead, 1 Shot In Fight In Greater Grand Crossing

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Two men are in custody after one was stabbed multiple times and the other was shot in the arm in an apparent fight in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Sunday night on the South Side.

Officers saw two men chasing one another in the 7800 block of South Lafayette Avenue about 10:50 p.m. and then heard gunshots a short time later, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Police found a 53-year-old man with a cut to his throat and stab wounds to the stomach and hand and a 32-year-old man with a graze wound to his arm. They appeared to be mutual combatants, Greer said.

The 32-year-old was in possession of a knife, and he told officers that the other man had a gun, Greer said. Officers found a gun at the scene.

Both men were taken into custody. The 32-year-old was treated at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center before being released into police custody, while the 53-year-old was in “stable” condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Greer said.

Charges are pending against both men, although none have been filed as of Monday morning, Greer said.

Area South detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)