Eastside Stabbing Sends Teen to Hospital

18-Year-Old Expected to Survive After Multiple Stab Wounds

An 18-year-old was stabbed on the 1100 block of Mason Street, near Franklin Elementary School, late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. “Investigation indicated that the victim had left a party, was walking to a restaurant, and he was struck on the head with a blunt object, and then stabbed repeatedly,” said police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood.

At 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, Officer Eric Rosenberg, who was in the hospital parking lot for an unrelated case, “saw a vehicle pull up at a high rate of speed,” said Harwood. He saw that the victim, who was aided out of the car by friends and family members, was “bleeding profusely.” He questioned the victim, triggering an investigation.

The police have not determined whether the incident is gang related. They would not comment on the number of assailants. The victim is expected to survive.

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