Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:57 PM Sunday to a dispute involving a stabbing at 563 Fairway View Drive Wheeling, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fight in progress and then a stabbing at the south end of the apartment complex.
Two Wheeling Fire Department ambulances were dispatched to the scene. One injured man was transported to Glenbrook Hospital and another injured man was transported to Northwest Community Hospital. There may have been a third person injured, but a senior Wheeling police officer at the scene would not confirm any information.
Police would not comment on how many people were injured or whether any suspects were at large late Sunday night.
Police from Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights and Arlington Heights assisted Wheeling police officers establishing crime scene perimeters and working crowd control.
A witness at the scene reported that there was some type of fight where a man may have been stabbed in the arm inside and apartment. The offender arrived in a pickup truck, and apparently went inside and stabbed a male victim. The offender returned to his pickup truck, where a man retaliated for the stabbing. After the retaliation, another witness said it looked like the man in the pickup truck was dead. A witness reported there was a lot of blood on the pickup truck on the driver’s side. It was unknown if the blood was from the victim’s stabbed arm, the offender, or both. A witness reported the offender took a good beating.
Police were searching for evidence south of the apartment building where the pickup truck was parked, and north of the apartment building in a grassy area.
Wheeling police shut down the crime scene about midnight. No Major Case Assistance Team personal appeared to be at the scene, so apparently no homicide occurred,
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