KALAMAZOO—Police are seeking a suspect after a teenager was stabbed in the stomach in Kalamazoo early Sunday.
At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers responded to Bronson Hospital after a 17-year-old Kalamazoo male arrived there with a stab wound in his abdomen. The injuries were not life-threatening.
The teen told officers that he had been walking with a group of people in the area of Race Street and Hays Park Avenue when the group became engaged in an altercation with several subjects who were driving through the area in cars. The victim reported that an argument ensued and that someone in the group of pedestrians threw rocks at the passing cars. Several of the people in the cars, described as black males in their teens to early 20s, then stopped and confronted the victim and members of the group that he was walking with. A fight ensued and the victim was stabbed by an unknown suspect. The fight then broke up and the victim was driven to the hospital for treatment.
No arrests have been made and officers are investigating the stabbing to identify a suspect. The victim told officers that the suspect who stabbed him was wearing dark clothing but was unable to provide any further information.
Anyone who may have witnessed the stabbing or who may have information pertaining to it is being asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety by calling 337-8994 or Silent Observer by calling 343-2100 or at www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com on the Web.