2 questioned after stabbings, beatings on South Side

Two men were being questioned after a fight in Englewood early Sunday morning left two men hospitalized with stab and beating wounds and two other people injured, police said.

Authorities were called to the 7000 block of South Racine Avenue just after 1 a.m. to stop a fight in progress and found two men, ages 37 and 48, stabbed, and another man, 24, and a woman, 60, beaten and bleeding from their heads, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The 37-year-old who was stabbed was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County for treatment, and the 48-year-old was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Both had their conditions stabilized, Mirabelli said. The other two victims declined hospitalization.

The victims, who were part of a family, told police they had been in the area when two men they didn't know came up to them and got into a fight that led to the stabbings and beatings, Mirabelli said.

One victim pointed out the men who had gotten into the fight and stabbed him, police said.

Two men, ages 23 and 24, were being questioned in the attack, police said.

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