MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Police are investigating an apparent stabbing incident that occurred this morning in the 200 block of Shirley Avenue.
Two individuals were taken to Knox Community Hospital for stab wounds and one individual was also taken to the hospital after being hit with a baseball bat, according to MVPD reports.
Knox County 9-1-1 reports indicate that police were dispatched to the residence at 4:52 a.m. Mount Vernon EMS was dispatched to the residence about a minute later, with a total of four medical personnel responding.
A KCH spokesperson said that one of the stabbing victims, a 32-year-old female, was treated and released. No information was available on the other two injured individuals.
A report received by the News on the incident states the alleged assailant is still at large and a warrant has been issued for the suspect.
A baseball bat with blood on it was recovered from the scene, according to reports.
In a 9-1-1 call, a resident of the home told dispatch that her daughter and another man were stabbed by a known male suspect who fled the residence on foot. The woman said the suspect hit her with a baseball bat in the head and back as she was trying to use her phone.
During the call, the woman states that her daughter was previously assaulted by the suspect “a couple of weeks ago.” The woman was unable to give a description of what the assailant was wearing, but gave dispatch his name. The suspect was carrying a backpack and may have taken the daughter’s cellphone, the woman said.
Three calls were received from neighbors. In one call, a neighbor states that a woman was outside the residence screaming.
The MVPD and Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville were not available for comment, as of press time.