GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Grandview police are investigating a Sunday evening stabbing that injured four people, including the suspect.
Officers responded to a stabbing call near 130th Street and Manchester Avenue at 10:24 p.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived, they forced entry into the residence after hearing pleas for help.
They found two adults with severe injuries, a young child with minor injuries, and two sleeping children. Later they found a teenager with a severe injury who was transported from a neighboring residence.
One neighbor, who did not want to be identified, spoke to FOX4 late Monday morning. She heard loud knocks on their door around 11 p.m. Sunday night.
“My next-door neighbor came knocking on the door pretty hard, and my fiancé went downstairs to see what was going on and found him on the porch bleeding from the head pretty severely,” she said Monday.
That teen who showed up on his next-door neighbor’s porch told them what happened.
“He told us that a relative of his had really bad assaulted his mother, dad and said that he was trying to kill them,” the neighbor told FOX4.
The neighbors put a towel over the teens’ head until an ambulance could take them to the hospital.
For people like Cathy Mclafferty, who have lived in the High Grove Estates neighborhood since 1976, the news is very surprising.
“There are some areas where I’m like, ‘I’m not going to go there because of things I hear on the news,'” Mclafferty said in an interview with FOX4 Monday.
“Now this city, Grandview’s becoming one of the cities on the news. I mean, I do want people coming back here. Like I said, it’s cycling around. I see more and more children in our neighborhood, which is good.”
Police contacted a suspect at the residence, and the person fled. Police said the person was also injured from the assault, and when they were later treated at a hospital, the suspect was released into the custody of Grandview police.
But the neighbor FOX4 interviewed Monday said the suspect ran past police when they first arrived on scene.
“We hadn’t said anything, he probably could have been long gone,” she said. “You know this is a quiet area, but it’s like very lightly dimmed, so people can hide anywhere.”
The suspect’s name has not been released. Another update on the four stabbing victims has not been released either.