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Logan Square Stabbing Leaves 25-Year-Old Man Dead, Another Man Seriously Wounded

Neighbors said they were shocked to learn something so tragic had happened outside of the usually quiet house. "They'd have family reunions, gatherings — all of the normal things everyone else has."

The fatal stabbing happened early Sunday in the 2100 block of North Maplewood Avenue outside of Lorenzano's home.
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LOGAN SQUARE — One man was killed and another man was seriously wounded in a double stabbing on a usually quiet Logan Square block early Sunday, according to police.

The fatal stabbing stemmed from an argument between Oscar OCampo, 22, OCampo’s brother, 30 and OCampo’s brother-in-law Jose Lorenzano, 25, according to police and the Sun-Times.

OCampo, a parolee, and others were drinking outside of Lorenzano’s and OCampo’s home in the 2100 block of North Maplewood Avenue around 5:15 a.m. Sunday when OCampo became irate, thinking his wife had been disrespected somehow, according to the police and the Sun-Times.

Frustrated with attempts to calm him down, OCampo got a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his brother multiple times in the chest, according to police and the Sun-Times.

He then went inside the house to find Lorenzano. The two fought on the rear porch before OCampo stabbed Lorenzano, too. Lorenzano and OCampo’s brother were taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition. Lorenzano was pronounced dead at 6:38 a.m., according to authorities.

In an autopsy released Monday, authorities ruled Lorenzano’s death a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He died of multiple stab wounds.

OCampo was taken into custody and is now facing one felony count of first-degree murder, one felony count of first-degree attempted murder and one felony count of aggravated domestic battery, police said.

At a bond court hearing Tuesday, a Cook County judge ordered OCampo held without bail, the Sun-Times reported. OCampo had been released recently on parole on 2015 charges of unlawful vehicular invasion, armed robbery and aggravated battery, the paper reported.

Lorenzano’s home was dark Tuesday, curtains drawn.

None the neighbors interviewed by Block Club knew the 25-year-old. A couple of them said they were shocked to learn something so tragic had happened outside of the usually quiet house.

“They’d have family reunions, gatherings — all of the normal things everyone else has,” said Lorenzano’s next door neighbor, who identified herself only as Ms. DeJesus.

DeJesus has lived in her home for 40 years. She said she knew the original owners of the house, but didn’t know Lorenzano and the other young people who she said she’s seen coming and going from the house in recent years.

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