COLONIE — Police are investigating a fight in the area Albany Shaker Road and Rita Lane that sent two people to the hospital with stab wounds.
“At this time we have identified all involved parties, approximately 10 in total, and statements were taken from all,” said Lt. Robert Winn. “This appears to be a quarrel over a girl each had a relationship with and each half arranged to meet to fight in that area.”
According to Winn, Colonie police received multiple calls about the fight at around 9:20 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, the involved parties had fled in vehicles.
Witnesses said multiple subject were bleeding and they believed one had been stabbed.
Shortly after, Albany police contacted the officers about a 17-year-old from Albany who was brought to Albany Memorial Hospital with stab wounds to the groin area.
While officers were responding to that hospital, Albany police informed Colonie police there was another victim, a 20-year-old from Schenectady, with stab wounds to the right bicep at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Both victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.
At the scene, officers found a metal pipe, a knife and an airsoft, BB-gun-like rifle and followed blood trails east on Albany Shaker Road and south on Rita Lane.
The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. Albany Shaker Road was closed for several hours while the scene was processed but has since re-opened.