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Shooting, stabbing overnight appear related

Happened within an hour of each other in Grand Island
Grand Island police investigating two incidents
Grand Island police investigating two incidents(MGN Image)
Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 10:54 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island police are continuing to investigate two related overnight incidents, one of which included a shooting, the other a stabbing.

Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Oak Street at 2:05 a.m. Thursday. They found a man hiding behind the home who had been shot in the leg. The injuries were not life threatening and the bullet appeared to have exited out his leg. There were six suspects involved in that shooting identified at the time.

Just 35 minutes later, police responded to a stabbing in the 400 block of Cherry Street. The victim of the stabbing was identified as one of the suspects in the earlier shooting. The wounds were also not life threatening. The stabbing victim was taken into custody. Police believe the stabbing was related as a form of retaliation from the first incident.

Police captain Jim Duering described the two incidents as non-random. He says they are investigating multiple scenarios as possible motives in the shooting and stabbing. They are not providing names of the victims or any suspects at this time as the investigation is on-going.

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