A man was stabbed to death and a second man was injured late Sunday afternoon during what one neighbor described as a fight inside a single-room occupancy high-rise on the Near North Side.

A 57-year-old man suffered a fatal stab wound to the chest inside the Lawson House SRO at 30 W. Chicago Ave., according to Chicago police. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A second man, 47, was injured in the fight and police say he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. He was in police custody.

Residents inside at the time said a fight broke out just after 5 p.m. on the 13th floor.. Javier Izaguirre, who has lived there for five years, told the Tribune he was returning from a trip to the grocery store when he found police swarming his floor and his neighbor slumped over in a pool of blood.

Izaguirre said the man who died had been a musician.

A possible motive and other details of the slaying weren’t immediately available.


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