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Stabbing victim dies in hospital

The man who was stabbed in his head multiple times during a robbery on Wednesday night, died in hospital over the weekend, police reported yesterday.

The victim, identified as Francoeur Etienne, 38, of Mackey Street, was stabbed at roughly 8:35 p.m on Wednesday at Wilson Tract.

Police say Etienne was walking along Wilson Tract when he was approached by another male who attempted to rob him. Police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings said a struggle ensued between the culprit and the victim, which resulted in Etienne being stabbed multiple times to the head.

He was taken to the hospital by emergency medical services(EMS)personnel where he was detained in serious condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries while in hospital on Friday, Skippings said.

Investigations into the homicide continue.

Police are also investigating another robbery which ended with the victim being stabbed.

Police said sometime around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, the victim, a 25-year-old man, was walking on the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway when he caught a ride in a truck. Skippings said shortly after the man got in the truck, the driver of the vehicle went into Yellow Elder Gardens and picked up two other men. Skippings said the two men robbed the victim of an undetermined amount of cash and subsequently stabbed him multiple times to the body.

Skippings said the victim was able to get away from the culprits and was taken to hospital by a private vehicle.

Up to yesterday his condition was unknown. Investigations into that incident continue, Skippings said.

In other crime news, two men are in serious condition in hospital after they were shot in separate incidents on Saturday.

Police said the first incident took place around 2:30 p.m. at Marshall Road.

It was reported that a 27-year-old man was shot by a gunman shortly after he arrived at a scrap metal company. He was shot in his upper shoulder and buttocks.

Police said the culprit fled the area in a 1999 dark colored Honda Accord, license plate number 110848.

The second shooting took place around 9 p.m. that same day at Sunset Park, off Carmichael Road.

Reports indicate that a group of males were standing outside a residence at Sunset Park when a Suzuki Jeep and a black Honda Accord occupied by a number of people pulled up.

“It is reported that the occupants of both the Suzuki Jeep and the Honda Accord fired gunshots into the group, which resulted in a 22-year-old male receiving gunshot injuries to the body and a number of vehicles in the area being damaged,”Skippings reported.

Police are investigating both shootings.

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