Violence near Oahu homeless areas appears to be on the rise
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Honolulu police are investigating another stabbing near a known homeless area for the second weekend in a row.
On Saturday, police responded to Old Stadium Park just before 6 p.m. where a 22-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in his back and upper torso, according to Emergency Medical Services officials.
He was rushed to Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.
On Saturday, July 11, a man in his 50s was critically stabbed multiple times in the back at the Kapalama Canal homeless area in Kalihi around 2 a.m. A 22-year-old man was identified as a suspect, but no arrest has been made in that attempted murder investigation.
Then on Sunday, July 12, police arrested a 16-year-old homeless girl for allegedly assaulting and robbing a woman, in her 50s, of her purse as she was exiting a car in the area.
Also, it was about three weeks ago when an area state lawmaker was assaulted by some teens in the Kakaako encampment area.
Homeless service providers are concerned about the recent activities and continue to do outreach to help reduce the violence.