NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 14-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday evening, after being stabbed twice in a fight near her school in the Bronx.
A fight broke out shortly before 3 p.m. Monday between the victim and three to five other girls who allegedly attacked her, police said.
The victim was stabbed twice – once in the back and once in the torso, on 216th Street between Barnes Avenue and White Plains Road in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, police said. She was reported in serious, but stable, condition at Jacobi Medical Center, police said.
Police said the stabbing erupted over a prior quarrel over the weekend.
The victim attends M.S. 113 Richard R. Green School, which is down the street from the scene, 1010 WINS reported.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Angeles Johnson such fights – especially at this time of year – are not uncommon.
“There’s usually fights out there; fights by my house,” Johnson said. “That’s why people don’t come on the last day of school.”
The last day of school is coming up on Thursday.
The victim was suspended from the school in December and has been arrested before, police told 1010 WINS.
Police told CBS 2 the stabbing might have been gang-related.
The incident occurred just five days after a stabbing allegedly involving two 14-year-old boys near another school in the same borough.
That stabbing this past Wednesday shocked the Mount Hope section of the Bronx. Noel Estevez, 14, has been charged with stabbing 14-year-old classmate Timothy Crump to death Wednesday outside I.S. 117, at 1865 Morris Ave. in the Bronx.
In a statement Estevez gave to police, the teen claimed he stabbed Crump multiple times because he was being punched. An attorney for Estevez said the alleged assailant was a victim of repeated bullying, so severe that he tried to commit suicide two weeks earlier.
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