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Roanoke police investigating two separate stabbings

Both happened early Sunday morning.

March 20, 2012|WDBJ7 Web Staff

ROANOKE, Va. — The Roanoke Police Department is looking for leads in two separate stabbings that happened early Sunday morning.

In the first incident, police found a man on the 4900 block of Rowe Ridge Road with stab wounds. The victim told police that he had gotten into a fight with an acquaintance on Shenandoah Avenue.

The second incident happened just before 3 a.m. The victim in this incident said he was involved in a fight on the 100 block of Jefferson Avenue.

No one has been arrested in either incident.

Here is the news release from the Roanoke Police Department:

The Roanoke Police Department is investigating two unrelated aggravated assaults.  In the first incident officers responded on March 18, 2012, at 1:14 a.m. to the 4900 block of Rowe Ridge Road.  Upon arrival they located the victim who has been stabbed.  He has been identified as Reginald Bernard Jones, age 49 of Roanoke.  Mr. Jones stated that his injury resulted from a fight with an acquaintance that occurred in the 2900 block of Shenandoah Avenue.  Mr. Jones stated that he drove to the 4900 block of Rowe Ridge Road and called 911.  He was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

In the second incident officers responded on March 18, 2012, at 2:55 a.m. to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  Upon arrival they located the victim who had been stabbed.  He has been identified as Matos Coric, age 28 of Roanoke.  Mr. Coric stated that he was injured during an altercation involving a group of individuals that occurred in the 100 block of Jefferson Street.

No arrests have been made in either incident.  The investigations into both incidents are continuing.  Anyone with information regarding these or other crimes should call the Roanoke Police Department at 853-5959 or Crime Line at 344-8500.  Crime Line may offer a monetary reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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