ASHLAND A fight resulted in the stabbing of two male juveniles and an additional injury on Thursday, according to Ashland Police. Both stabbing victims are currently at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
The Ashland Police Department responded to a residence at the intersection of Blackburn Avenue and Oakview Road, where a large group of individuals were reportedly fighting on Thursday at about 6:15 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found several individuals involved in a large disturbance, according to a press release.
During the investigation, APD discovered another dispute between juveniles occurred in the area of 29th Street and Holt Street about a half-mile away.
One stabbing victim was raced by personal vehicle to King’s Daughters Medical Center, where he was stabilized and was ground-transported by Boyd County EMS Paramedics to Cabell Huntington Hospital for trauma care, according to the release. He is in serious condition.
The juvenile who suffered a non-stabbing injury was treated and released with cuts and bruises after he was in the car with the aforementioned stabbing victim.
Another juvenile stabbing victim from the same incident was also driven to a medical facility — King’s Daughters Urgent Care on Winchester Avenue. There, he was evaluated and found to have a serious injury, prompting his transportation to Cabell Huntington by Boyd County EMS Paramedics.
The investigation is very fluid, according to Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley. There are no criminal charges involved at this time, but the investigation is “very young,” said Kelley. The incident was specific to all those involved in the disturbance, according to police, and “not random.”
More to come on this developing story.