Two Men Stabbed, One in Critical Condition

11:29 PM, Aug 12, 2007   |    comments
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Holland Township - Residents of Hunters Creek Estates enjoy their friendly community. "Pretty much everyone tends to get together, it's that kind of neighborhood," said neighbor Matt Lawton. The gathering at 2 a.m. Tuesday though, has people talking. "Was talking to our neighbors and told us that there was a stabbing and some fighting that was going on," said neighbor Rodney Wilson Two men ages 19 and 27 were stabbed at Antelope and Fawn View Drives. Neighbors say the fight started outside the house where Joe Gonzalez lives, and they've seen large groups there before. "A lot of kids coming to and from the house was concerning," said neighbor Scott Charon. Gonzalez says he had some friends over but didn't invite the people who caused the fight. "I looked out my window and seen 15-20 cars coming down the road, so I went outside and I guess they wanted to come hang out and I said no we're not having any kind of parties here or anything." Gonzalez went back in his house, that's when the fight started in the street, "If it's not on my property it's none of our business." The trouble quickly became Mike Morris' business. "I heard a voice say 'help me'." Morris called 9-1-1 after he saw the 27 year old stabbing victim lying on his back off the side of his porch. "I turned and I saw all the blood smeared down the side of my house, the front, and in that chair, and then he was back over there off the porch. "When he pulled his shirt up I saw four wounds right away." Morris got towels to help stop the bleeding. "Before I knew it there were a whole bunch of officers here and ambulances. They were counting the wounds and I think 12 was the last count." While Morris says he was glad to help the man, he and other neighbors are rattled, and hopes this will be the last disturbance in the otherwise peaceful neighborhood. According to Ottawa County officials the 27 year old victim is in critical condition at Spectrum Health. The 19 year old victim was treated and released from Holland Hospital.

Lambrini Lukidis

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