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UPDATE: Stabbing On Hawkins Street, Then Shots Fired

by Eugene Driscoll | May 19, 2010 9:51 pm

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Posted to: Derby, Police

The 19-year-old victim of a stabbing Wednesday is in stable condition after emergency surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital, police said Thursday.

The victim, a Derby man, was stabbed multiple times after a fight broke out in the area of Hawkins and Cottage streets in Derby, according to a press release issued Thursday by Lt. Sal Frosceno.

Police were back on Hawkins several hours after the stabbing, after someone shot up the rear of a residence near the scene of the stabbing, apparently a retaliatory act.

Police have not made any arrests in the incident yet, the press release said.

Frosceno said when police responded to the scene about 9:05 p.m., there were about 50 to 60 people gathered in the street.

The victim had walked to a corner store to call for help.

Derby Police ask anyone with information to contact the detective bureau at (203) 735-7811 ext. 21.

The following was posted last night.

A man was sent to Yale-New Haven Hospital after being stabbed in an alley on Hawkins Street Wednesday night.

No information was available from police, who were canvassing the neighborhood as of 10:15 p.m.

Hawkins Street was closed at the intersection with Cottage Street.

The crime took place at about 9 p.m.

The victim was stabbed in the stomach and the back.

The extent of his injuries were not known, but he was taken by ambulance as a “priority one” call.

Photo: Eugene DriscollThe crime was initially reported as 62 Hawkins St.

Neighbors said a large group of people were outside in an alley between two apartment buildings when a fight broke out.

The man was stabbed, but managed to walk down Hawkins Street to Mr. D’s Market, a corner store, where he called for help.

No one was being allowed in the store as of 10:15 p.m. other than police.

It is unclear whether arrests were made. Neighbors said they didn’t see anyone taken away in handcuffs.

This story will be updated if and when additional details are released.

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