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  • Stabbing near Lake Jacomo

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  • A “mass fight” took place near Lake Jacomo that led to a stabbing of a 19-year-old man from Independence this past Saturday.
    Jackson County Sheriff reported at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, 11 teenagers, the majority of whom were from Independence, began punching and throwing others on the ground at Shelter 1 at Liggett Road near Lake Jacomo.
    The stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment when the Jackson County Department of Corrections refused his admittance for other charges that include a count of assault and disorderly conduct, Jackson County Sheriff reported. His current condition is unknown.
    All other victims of the brawl refused medical treatment at the scene. Six of the 11 teenagers involved reported they were victims of an assault and only one wished to prosecute.
    The cause of the mass fight is still under investigation.

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