Woman stabbed by group of up to 10 in weekend assault, police say

The call may have been related to an earlier gunshots call, police spokesman Sam Clemens said.


SIOUX FALLS — A Sioux Falls woman was stabbed over the weekend by a group of up to 10 people just outside the city’s downtown district.

At approximately 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, police in Sioux Falls were called to an area near the intersection of West 14th Street and South Summit Avenue for a report of an individual who had been shot. Upon arrival, a woman with an apparent stab wound to the leg spoke with police.

The victim said that as many as 10 people attacked her, one of whom stabbed her, inflicting a non-life-threatening injury. She sought medical care at a Sioux Falls hospital.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens said that a separate caller roughly an hour prior to the stabbing had reported hearing gunshots in the area. Though no other nearby witnesses reported hearing any gunshots, police found one bullet and some blood nearby, which Clemens said led authorities to believe that’s where the stabbing took place.

Clemens said authorities are still investigating a number of leads in the case, and are working to identify any suspects that may have been involved in the stabbing. No indication was given regarding whether the victims knew each other.


No arrests have been made in the case.

A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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