ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – A 17-year-old girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a stabbing in Elmira on Monday.
The Elmira Police Department originally responded to the area of W Hudson St. and Fulton street for a report of shots fired but then was updated to a report of someone that had been stabbed. When officers arrived on the scene, they did not locate the victim but had been advised that the victim was being transported by a private vehicle to a local hospital.
Officers were at the hospital when a teenage female arrived who had been stabbed.
Elmira Police Chief Anthony Alvernaz tells 18 News the victim was a 17-year-old girl. Chief Alvernaz says the teen injured in the stabbing did require surgery but is expected to recover.
According to police, this person was later interviewed by officers but was uncooperative.
It’s unknown if anyone has been arrested at this time.
The investigation into this assault is ongoing. If anyone was present in the area and witnessed this assault, or has any information related to this assault, they are encouraged to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626 or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.
This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.