QUEENS, NY- Five teenagers were injured in a violent altercation near a school in Queens, New York, on Monday afternoon, according to the police. The incident occurred on a street corner in Far Rockaway, involving a large group of teenagers who began fighting around 4 p.m. The injured individuals, two 15-year-old boys, one 16-year-old boy, and two 17-year-old boys, all sustained stab and slash wounds during the melee. It remains unclear whether any of the teenagers involved were students at the nearby M.S. 53 or Success Academy-Far Rockaway.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported one of the 17-year-olds to Jamaica Hospital after he was stabbed in the left thigh, while another 17-year-old was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital with a slash wound to the left cheek. Additionally, one of the 15-year-olds suffered a slash to the right hand and was also brought to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Initially, the police reported only three injuries. However, they later discovered that two other teenage boys, who had lacerations from the same fight, had independently made their way to St. John’s.
The 16-year-old boy had been slashed in the right thigh and right bicep, while the second 15-year-old victim sustained a slash to the chest. Fortunately, all five teenagers are in stable condition. As of now, no arrests have been made regarding the slashing incident.
The NYPD is actively investigating the incident, and anyone with information is urged to come forward. The identities of the teenagers involved have not been disclosed, and it is unclear if any surveillance footage or witnesses will aid in identifying the perpetrators. The police are determined to bring those responsible to justice in order to prevent similar acts of violence from occurring in the future.