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September 24, 2015

Two men injured after stabbing, fight in West Oak Lane

Two men were hospitalized early Thursday morning after one allegedly stabbed the other in West Oak Lane, NBC10 reports.

The fight started near 67th and Ogontz avenues around 1 a.m.

Police say a 49-year-old man who was stabbed four times left a trail of blood between the scene and a nearby market where he was found.

"Upon police arrival they found a 49-year-old male who had stumbled into a market … this victim was suffering from four stab wounds to his chest and abdomen," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10.

A 56-year man, who showed up at the hospital with a gash to his head, was identified by a witness as the man who stabbed the 49-year-old victim, police say.

"The 49-year-old, before he got stabbed, used a large 2x4, about 7-feet long, and struck the 56-year-old in the head," Small said.

Investigators say they found a 10-inch knife with blood on it in the 56-year-old's car. They believe it was used in the stabbing.

The incident remains under investigation.