Police Seek Information After Weekend Shooting, Stabbings

Three men suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting and two stabbings took place over the weekend.

The Jamestown Police Department said it was investigating the spate of incidents, the first of which took place around 11:30 p.m. Saturday at an unknown location within the city. In a press release, the Jamestown Police Department said a man was brought to UPMC Chautauqua after being stabbed in the arm while he sat in a vehicle.

“It is believed the victim was stabbed by an unknown suspect who walked up to the victim as he sat in his parked vehicle,” Jamestown police said.

A second stabbing reportedly took place not long after early Sunday after a man went to an East Eighth Street home after being stabbed elsewhere. The victim was also taken by ambulance to UPMC Chautauqua for a stab wound to the back.

“Victims in both incidents are uncooperative, and exact locations and circumstances of the incidents are not know,” JPD said in a press release. “It is believed that both stabbing victims were specifically targeted, and they were not random acts of violence.”

A man was also injured after being shot in a suspected drive-by incident Sunday morning. Police said the victim was shot multiple times in the arm following an argument in the area of 96 Falconer St. in Jamestown. The shooter is believed to have been in a small silver sedan, which took off westbound on Falconer Street after the incident.

The victim, who also is reportedly not cooperating with police, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are asking the public’s help in obtaining information regarding the weekend incidents.

“Anytime we have an uncooperative victim for any case it is difficult for us to investigate, but we still follow up as much as possible,” said Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department. “However, when people are firing shots on a public street they are endangering everyone in our community and not just the victim. We therefore pursue every avenue possible, and not just the victim when it comes to these crimes.

“We strongly encourage witnesses to come forward if they can to assist us as well,” he continued. “As a community we must do what we can to stop these criminal acts … so that we can feel safe in our own neighborhoods.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact JPD at 483-Tips (8477) or through the Tips 411 cellphone app.

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