Twenty-three people have been shot and stabbed in city parks and playgrounds this Summer so far including four last evening. (Photo: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates)
Violence erupted Saturday evening when four people - three females, ages 39, 19, 18 and one male, 17 were stabbed in a Bronx Playground as a result of a dispute NYC Park Advocates has learned.
According to the police the 18-year-old was stabbed in the torso and is in serious but stable condition, and 39-year-old was stabbed in the back, the 19-year-old in the stomach and the 17-year-old male in the right arm.
The incident occurred just before 10:00pm in Half-Nelson Playground on Nelson Avenue bet. Featherbed La and W. 174th St.
Three victims were transported to St. Barnabas and one to Lincoln Hospital. All are in stable condition according to the police.
No other information is available at this time.
It has been an especially violent Summer this year in the city's parks and playgrounds with 23 people being shot and stabbed.
According to figures complied by NYC Park Advocates since July alone 17 people have been shot, resulting in 4 deaths and six people were stabbed, one fatally.
- Geoffrey Croft
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