HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two men are being held on suspicion of attempted murder after an apparent stabbing Friday night in the Punchbowl area.
Police were called to a residence on Prospect street near Stevenson Middle School shortly before 9 p.m.
According to investigators, four men and a woman, all in their 20s and 30s, were socializing when two of the men started arguing.
When one of the other men tried to intervene, he was attacked by both suspects and suffered serious injuries. The 31-year-old woman stepped in to stop the attack, but was also assaulted by both men.
"The cops arrived, like right as soon as I came out," said neighbor Kalen Bagano. "They closed off the road and there were a ton of cops here within a couple of minutes."
Bagano's roommate, Shaun Sutherland, had just returned home from his job in the emergency room at the Queen's Medical Center. He said he heard a woman screaming and went out to investigate.
"I saw a large group of people surrounding that area and a really large commotion," said Sutherland. "And then I saw actually somebody getting hit with a baseball bat."
Sutherland called 911 and helped the first responding officers.
"He gave us a flashlight and we were checking out what kind of wounds he had, and he had four stab wounds to his right side," he said. "He was conscious. He was able to nod his head, but after five minutes, he was losing consciousness, responding less."
The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
According to Sutherland, the girlfriend of the stab victim identified one of the suspects as her cousin. Sutherland also said the weapon used was not a knife. "Actually, he was stabbed with a piece of metal. It wasn't a knife or anything," said Sutherland. "It was a piece of metal that the officer had found next to the victim afterwards."
The suspects tried to flee the scene, but were later caught by police a few blocks away near Auwaiolimu and Anianiku Streets.
The two men, Nick Willy, 29, and Atory Willy, 31, were booked on second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault.
Neighbors said they didn't know the people in the home that well. "They kept to themselves," said Dale Chun. "I notice and hear them, but really they kind of stayed away from the general public."