Woman critically injured in Chicago laundromat stabbing

A woman is fighting for her life after she was stabbed multiple times by an unknown assailant inside a laundromat in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood on Sunday evening.

What happened?

According to the Chicago Police Department, the incident occurred around 6 p.m. at the Bubbleland laundromat in the 2200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. A man entered the business and stabbed the 25-year-old woman in the chest, the right leg and the left leg with a knife before fleeing the scene. The motive for the attack is unclear.

The woman was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. No one else was injured in the incident.

Who is the suspect?

The police have not released any description or identity of the suspect, who is believed to have fled southbound on Milwaukee Avenue. The police are reviewing surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses to gather more information.

The police are asking anyone with information about the stabbing to contact Area Five detectives at (312) 746-7394 or submit an anonymous tip at

Woman critically injured in Chicago laundromat stabbing

How did the community react?

The stabbing shocked and saddened the residents and business owners of Logan Square, a diverse and vibrant neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago.

“It’s very scary. It’s very sad. It’s very unfortunate,” said Maria Gonzalez, who owns a nearby restaurant. “We’re all trying to make a living here and we’re all trying to be safe.”

Gonzalez said she has seen an increase in crime and violence in the area recently, and she hopes the police will do more to protect the community.

“I hope they catch him. I hope they find him. I hope they bring justice to this woman and her family,” she said.

Some residents said they are worried about their safety and avoid going out at night.

“I don’t feel safe anymore. I don’t walk around here after dark,” said Jessica Smith, who lives near the laundromat. “You never know what can happen. You never know who can attack you.”

Others said they are not deterred by the stabbing and will continue to support their local businesses.

“I think it’s an isolated incident. I don’t think it reflects the whole neighborhood,” said David Jones, who frequents the laundromat. “I’m not going to let this stop me from coming here. This is my community.”

What is the status of the victim?

The police have not released any update on the condition of the victim, who remains hospitalized in critical condition. Her name has not been made public either.

The police have not disclosed whether she knew the attacker or if it was a random act of violence.

The police have also not confirmed if the stabbing was related to any other crimes or incidents in the area.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed as of Monday morning.

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