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2 dead, 2 hurt in stabbing

James Lee Bonewit, person of interest in stabbing.

Two people were killed and two others injured in a knife attack Thursday evening in the 600 block of Whitelock Street.

Huntington Police Chief Cory R. Boxell, in a press release, said that at approximately 7:23 p.m. Huntington Police officers were sent to the Whitelock Street location with a report of a stabbing with multiple victims.

“Upon arrival, officers located four stabbing victims that needed immediate medical care,” the release said. “Officers began administering aid until the Huntington Fire Department and Parkview EMS arrived. One individual was pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were taken to nearby hospitals with life threatening conditions. At this time, there is no motive.”

A second person was reported deceased Friday morning, by HPD.
The identity of the deceased victim has not been released, pending coroner identification and family notification.

According to the release:
Officers obtained information about a person of interest who left prior to their arrival. As of The TAB’s deadline, a person of interest was still on the run and police were asking the public’s help for any information into his whereabouts.

James Lee Bonewits is a person of interest and is believed to be driving a 2006 silver Chevy Impala with Illinois license plate DH22225.
He is approximately 6 foot, 3 inches, weighing about 250 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes and a beard.

He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact the Huntington  Police  Department at 260-356-7110.

This is an ongoing investigation and more details will be released at a later time.

Assisting with this investigation are the following agencies: Huntington City Police Department, Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police Department, Markle Police Department, Warren Police Department, Andrews Police Department, Roanoke Police Department, Huntington City Fire Department, Huntington County Coroner’s Office, Parkview EMS, Huntington County Prosecutor’s Office.