THE BRONX — A fight erupted at a Bronx playground with a troubled history Saturday night during a basketball tournament, that left four hospitalized with knife wounds, police said.
Two women, aged 18 and 39, were sent to St. Barnabas Hospital with stab or slashing wounds, and another woman, 19, was sent to Lincoln Hospital.
A 17-year-old young man was also sent to St. Barnabas, police said. Some suffered cuts and slashes to the back, others had injuries to the arm, police said.
The fight broke out around 9:50 p.m., during a barbecue and basketball tournament, police said, at the Half-Nelson Park, at 1637 Nelson Avenue.
A dispute erupted, and police said it appeared the victims were either involved in the dispute, or somehow trying to break it up. All four victims were in stable condition, police said.
Less than two months ago, another argument at the park's basketball courts led to a fatal shooting on July 12, of Tashawn Murray, 22.
Murray allegedly was involved in an argument on the courts earlier in the evening, and then the men he fought with returned looking for him, armed, and shot Murray to death in the back and arms in front 1600 Nelson Avenue.