The police are investigating two wounding incidents that occurred in St. John’s City on Saturday, March 4 – one of which has put a young man in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.
Reports say that 28-year-old Oshan Lewis, of Bolans Village, was stabbed in the left upper thigh while he was on Market Street in the vicinity of Paradise Casino.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was alerted by a 911 operator, who reported that there had been a stabbing on Market Street, at about 3:20 p.m.
When officers arrived at the hospital, they met an unresponsive Lewis lying on a bed, with a bleeding wound to his left upper thigh.
Further reports say doctors advised the police that the man’s injury was life threatening and that he would be undergoing emergency surgery to repair a ruptured artery.
The operation was successful, and Lewis is now said to be in a stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
It is still unclear who stabbed the Bolans villager and what prompted the attack.
Meanwhile, an anonymous caller telephoned the CID and reported another stabbing, this time in the vicinity of the Vendors Mall.
Reportedly, while he was standing on Thames Street in the vicinity of the shopping centre, a 24-year-old Clarkes Hill man – Kea Christmas – was attacked by three unknown men, in broad daylight, at about 11:15 a.m.
Further reports say that, during the altercation, one man pulled out a weapon and stabbed the victim to the left side of his head.
Doctors say that Christmas’ injury is not life threatening, and he is reportedly in a stable condition and will undergo further medical evaluation.
One of the suspects is currently in police custody assisting with investigations into the matter.