2 women stabbed in Joliet

Both women hospitalized

Two women were hospitalized after they were stabbed in Joliet.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, Joliet Fire Department emergency crews responded to a report of multiple people stabbed at the John C. Murphy building on North Ottawa Street, according to Joliet Fire Chief Greg Blaskey. The building is operated by the Housing Authority of Joliet.

The crews located a 43-year-old woman with stab wounds to her chest and head, Blaskey said. She was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox in good condition.

A 63-year-old woman was also found with wounds to her neck and arm, he said. She was taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet in fair condition.

“The Joliet Police Department is investigating the incident,” Blaskey said.

It’s unclear whether any arrests have been made in connection with the incident.A Joliet police spokesman did not respond to a message and call Friday.

In a statement, HAJ Chief Executive Officer Michael Simelton said, “We do not condone any acts of violence and we are horrified by this incident.”

“While we are cooperating with the Joliet Police Department, details are still coming together, as this is an ongoing investigation,” Simelton said.

He said HAJ “responds swiftly and with all prudence to ensure that every family within our care remains safe.”

“We are committed to our partnership with JPD, to combat and ultimately erase this or any type of violence from our community,” Simelton said.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News