A fight between two men left both hospitalized, one with wounds caused by a large piece of lumber and the other with multiple stab wounds that left him in very critical condition.
The argument began near 67th and Ogontz avenues in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood around 1 a.m. Thursday.
“Upon police arrival they found a 49-year-old male who had stumbled into a market… this victim was suffering from four stab wounds to his chest and abdomen,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The victim left a trail of blood between the stabbing scene and the store, said Small.
As doctors at Einstein Medical Center treated the 49-year-old, a 56-year man showed up at the hospital – he drove himself – with a gash to his head, said Small. A witness identified the 56-year-old as the one who stabbed the 49-year-old.
“The 49-year-old, before he got stabbed, used a large 2x4, about 7-feet long, and struck the 56-year-old in the head,” Small said.
Small said that inside the 56-year-old’s car was a 10-inch knife with blood on it that investigators believe was used in the stabbing.
No word yet on charges.