By Jeremiah Dobruck
Three people were stabbed in the intersection of 39th Road and 52nd Street next to the Lawrence Virgillio Playground around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
A witness said a group of six to eight people was rowdily talking in the park when an argument broke out and escalated into a fight.
Two males and one female were stabbed, police said. None was fatal.
Witnesses said the female was stabbed in the stomach and looked like she was in her teens. She collapsed and sat in the intersection where two people applied pressure to the wound until an ambulance arrived and transported her to a local hospital.
At least one of the injured men fled up the hill on 52nd Street toward Skillman Avenue. Blood pooled below a chair at 51-13 Skillman Ave. where he waited until medical help arrived.
One witness, a 15-year-old girl who lives across from the park, said members of the group looked drunk and were likely friends. One even apologized after the stabbing, she said.
The fight started when one person stabbed another but then both of them collapsed, looking hurt.
A witness said one got up and shouted, “That’s it; you’re dead.” After he cooled down though, he said he was sorry and that the person he stabbed shouldn’t have gotten involved.
Police say they have made no arrest and the victims are uncooperative.
Photos by Jeremiah Dobruck