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Police Investigate Double Stabbing

By: Michael Gorsegner
By: Michael Gorsegner

September 28, 2005

Charlottesville Police are investigating a double stabbing that took place in the Prospect Avenue/ Orangedale section of the city.

Police are unsure what prompted the argument that resulted in two men being stabbed. What they do know is that both are being hospitalized, and the suspect is on the loose.

Just before 8 p.m., EMS dispatchers got a call for a stabbing in the 800 block of Prospect Avenue. When police arrived, they found more than just one victim.

"While we were here we were told that there was a second victim at UVA Hospital that had been stabbed in the side," said Lt. Gary Pleasants of Charlottesville Police.

The victim on Prospect Avenue was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center with a stab wound to the neck. During the preliminary investigation, police were unsure of where the crime took place.

"Apparently somewhere around here we had a disorder with at least two people cut. At this moment, we don't know where exactly it occurred, we are still looking for the crime scene," said Pleasants.

Moments later on Orangedale Avenue, police found a bloodied knife blade they believe was the weapon used in the crime. Even with the weapon, they are unsure of the motive.

"It is just speculation that there was a dispute--in fact that is where the people were cut. There is no indication of what happened at all," said Pleasants.

Both stabbing victims are expected to survive. Police continue to interview both eye-witnesses and the victims themselves to develop a suspect sketch. If you have any information concerning this case, police urge you to call Crimestoppers, at 434-977-4000.


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