Man Fatally Stabbed, Another Injured Near Bus Stop
Posted December 10, 2007 4:02 p.m. EST
Updated December 11, 2007 1:50 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — A man died after being stabbed near a bus stop Monday in Raleigh. A second person was less seriously injured, police said.
The stabbings happened during a fight just before 3 p.m. at the corner of East Millbrook Road and Walenda Drive, witnesses said.
"The guy got mad and got a knife and started cutting and slicing at people,” a victim’s grandmother said.
The woman, who didn't want to be identified by name, said her grandson, Rahem Still, 21, was stabbed in the heart while trying to break up the argument. He was taken to WakeMed, where he later died.
Witnesses said the fight happened near the Walden Woods Condominiums just as children were getting off a school bus.
Another man, who also asked not to be identified, said he saw the attacker swing what looked like an 8-inch butcher knife.
"He just raised back and stabbed him,” the unidentified witness said.
The witness said Still stumbled as he tried to get away, then collapsed on the ground.
A neighbor with whom WRAL talked Monday night said crime around the Walden Woods Condominiums area has spiraled out of control.
"It is just senseless, these kids. They have no sense of value on life,” Charles Brown said.
The condition of the other victim, who has not been identified, is not yet known.
Because the attack could be gang-related, the hospital was put on lock-down for nearly three hours. That meant people going in and out were searched more closely.
"We have officers and detectives on the scene, piecing together what happened," police spokesman Jim Sughrue said earlier Monday.
Police have not said if they have made any arrests in connection with the stabbings.
In a separate incident, a woman pulled up outside the Walden Woods Condominiums to ask officers a question. While she was gone from her car, she said, someone stole it. A description of the vehicle was not released.