Three teens were stabbed in a fight at 40th and Market streets on July 5.
Around 11:15 p.m., Philadelphia Police, Penn Police and AlliedBarton officers arrived at the intersection to find the three injured males, who were then rushed to HUP, according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.
According to Lieutenant John Walker, the three victims were a 19-year-old and two 16 and 17-year-old brothers of the 3900 block of Market Street. They were stabbed by 18-year-olds Kuron Lark and Marchand Hill.
One of the defendants claimed that he only stabbed the victims as a defense, since they allegedly jumped and beat him.
All five individuals involved were black males, and the two parties were unaffiliated with each other, Walker said.
The knife was recovered at the scene, and two other men were taken into police custody and transported to the Southwest Detectives division, Rush added.
The District Attorney’s office is still conducting investigation since “the motive was unclear,” so no one has been charged yet, said Walker.
The Division of Public Safety posted a public safety advisory notice on the website, but no UPennAlert was issued.
“If this incident was an ongoing threat or danger to the community we would have sent out a UPennAlert to the summer community,” said Rush.