HUGE BRAWLS ERUPTS IN ASHLAND THURSDAY EVENING AT TWO SEPARATE LOCATIONS INVOLVING SAME LARGE GROUP OF JUVENILES AND YOUNG ADULTS; LEAVES TWO STABBED, THIRD PERSON WITH BLUNT FORCE INJURIES
BOTH OF THE TWO STABBING VICTIMS IN THE GANG FIGHT SUFFERED ‘SERIOUS INJURIES’; PAIR TAKEN SEPARATELY TO A HOSPITAL IN HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA
FEBRUARY 14, 2020 – written by WADE QUEEN
THREE INDIVIDUALS WERE SERIOUSLY HURT THURSDAY EVENING BETWEEN A LARGE GROUP OF JUVENILES IN ASHLAND, KENTUCKY.
Three people were hurt Thursday evening in two fights between a large group of juveniles and young adults in two separate areas, according to the Ashland Police Department.
Ashland Police officers say the fights happened at a home at the intersection of Blackburn Avenue and Oakview Avenue, where they responded, and the area of 29th Street and Holt Street, about a half mile away.
The fight ended with two juveniles being stabbed and another injured in the fights.
One of the stabbing victims was taken in a personal vehicle to King’s Daughters Medical Center.
Once the victim was stabilized, the juvenile victim was taken by ambulance to Cabell Huntington Hospital for trauma care. That victim is in serious condition.
The juvenile who was injured in the fight had cuts and bruises. That juvenile was also treated at King’s Daughters Medical Center and released.
About an hour after Ashland police started their investigation, the other stabbing victim was taken in a personal vehicle to King’s Daughters Medical Center Urgent Care and then taken on to Cabell Huntington Hospital to deal with what police are calling a “serious” injury.
Ashland police say as many as 10 to 20 juveniles were reported at the second fight scene.
Police investigators are still collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses in the violent altercation case.
According to the news press release from the Ashland Police Department, “the incident was specific to all those involved in the disturbance and not random.”