The NYPD is asking the public’s help in identifying four suspects wanted for questioning in connection to the stabbing of two teenagers after school last week.
Two males, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, engaged in a dispute with four other individuals in the vicinity of Ralph Avenue and Glenwood Road, near the South Shore Educational Complex, around 3:10 p.m. on Friday, February 18th, according to police.
The dispute escalated quickly and got violent one block away, near East 59th Street and Paerdegat Avenue South. At some point in the altercation, a knife was displayed and used on both victims. The 17-year-old was stabbed in his head and torso, and the 16 year-old was stabbed 11 times in his torso.
School Safety Agents and officers from the 63rd Precinct discovered both victims. One of the teens lost a lot of blood, his white tee shirt covered in red blood stains in front of Key Food, at 1804 Ralph Avenue, and the other victim was found with stab wounds in front of a house on East 58th Street and Glenwood Road. According to police sources, the teens were highly uncooperative.
EMS transported both victims to an area hospital in stable condition.
No arrests have been made, and an investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this stabbing is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (974782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.comor on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
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