(FiveNation.com)- Five people were wounded after a mass stabbing in Savannah, Georgia, according to authorities. The Savannah Police Department tweeted that the incident occurred over a family dispute on the 1900 block of Delesseps, resulting in four victims and the suspect receiving stab wounds.
#SPDAlert – Officers are on the scene of a stabbing in the 1900 block of Delesseps. A family dispute resulted with 4 victims and the suspect receiving stab wounds. One of the injuries is serious. There is no further information available as the investigation is ongoing.
— Savannah Police Department (@SavPolice) July 1, 2022
Chatham County Emergency Services told CBS’ WTOC 11 that around 7:24 p.m. EST, they received a call of a man threatening those inside of the home with a knife, Newsmax reports. No further information has been provided. The name of the suspect or the victims, the status and motive of the attacker, are unknown and reportedly under investigation. An individual received serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The stabbing comes after another stabbing in Savannah, where one suspect was allegedly charged with murdering a 51-year-old man.
Homicides have been increasing in the U.S., according to the latest available data from the FBI. Knives account for 13% weapons used in violent offenses, with the majority being from personal weapons and handguns. The majority of victims (51%) are at their residence when an attack occurs. Most of the victim’s relationship to the offender are “Unknown” and “strangers” (28% to 22%).
According to a report from Fox News, homicides in six Democrat run cities are on pace to break previous 2021 levels. Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute calls the increase in crime the “Ferguson Effect 2.0 or the Minneapolis Effect.”
“George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May was justly condemned—but the event has now spurred an outpouring of contempt against the pillars of law and order that has no precedent in American history,” she explained.
New York City is enduring the highest rate of violent crime than any of the cities, with a 25.8% increase in homicide, rape, robbery, and assault since this time last year. Other felonies, including burglary, grand larceny auto, and grand larceny, have risen 38% since 2021. After taking a subway ride for a few hours, Democratic Mayor Eric Adams admitted just how bad the city was.
“Let me tell you something: When I started looking into this, I was shocked at how bad this place is,” he said.