Two stabbings overnight in Springfield

One stabbing at the city's McKnight neighborhood; the other in the North End

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police are investigating two stabbings on Tuesday night: one in the city’s McKnight neighborhood and another in the city’s North End.

Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that a 22 year-old man  was stabbed in the area of 54 Lincoln Street around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday night. According to Sgt. Delaney, three people chased the victim down Lincoln Street to Magazine Street. The three suspects drove off in a vehicle. Police are still looking for the suspects involved. Sgt. Delaney says that the victim’s wounds were superficial, and that this is a gang related crime.

Another person is being treated Tuesday morning at Baystate Medical Center after being stabbed on West Street in Springfield’s North End Tuesday night.

Springfield Police Captain Trent Duda told 22News that the man was stabbed in the chest in front of the West Street Pride Station at 8:25 P.M. Police found the victim across the street in an apartment complex at 101 Lowell Street.

Police detectives were searching for a blade but instead recovered a knife handle and a sheath. Detectives considered the possibility the blade might still be inside the victim’s body, according to Captain Duda. Captain Duda said the victim was expected to survive his wounds.

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