CHICAGO (CBS) — A teen was stabbed late Wednesday afternoon near the busy CTA Red-Brown-Purple Line Belmont stop.
Police surrounded the Chicago Transit Authority ‘L’ stop, over Belmont Avenue just east of Sheffield Avenue in Lakeview, at the height of the evening rush.READ MORE: Chicago's Police Union Fights City Hall Over COVID Vaccine Mandate In Court Hearings
Around 5:45 p.m., two groups of boys or young men got into a quarrel that turned into a physical fight, police said.
One of them took out a knife and stabbed a 15-year-old boy in the thigh, police said.
The victim was rushed Lurie Children’s Hospital. His condition was stabilized.READ MORE: Dixmoor Residents Continue To Experience Low Water Pressure; 'This Is Not A Third World Country'
Crime scene tape was strung in front of the secondary station entrance and exit on the north side of Belmont Avenue and a sculpture alongside it. Crime scene tape was also seen inside the entryway, though people were still exiting through a high-wheel turnstile nearby.
The stabbing did not affect CTA service, the agency said.