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Man stabbed in Uptown

Updated: May 30, 2012 7:26AM

A man suffered a stab wound to the back less than a mile away from where a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot earlier this week in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.

The stabbing took place about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday at a bar located in the 5000 block of North Clark Street, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

Paramedics took the man in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Alfaro said.

The suspected stabber fled northbound on Clark from the bar, and no one was in custody as of early Wednesday, Alfaro said.

Area North detectives are investigating the incident, which happened less than a mile away from where a 13-year-old boy was shot early Tuesday in the 5100 block of North Broadway Street.

The boy was eating pizza with his sister and her friend at a pizzeria and liquor store when an unknown male fired shots about 2:20 a.m., police said.

The boy -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Ivan Alanis of the 7400 block of North Western Avenue -- was initially taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Medical Center, police said.

He was pronounced dead there at 3:16 a.m. Tuesday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said the shooting might have been gang-related.

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