No suspects yet in Hoopeston stabbing
HOOPESTON — Hoopeston police have not yet made any arrests in the stabbing of a man on North Market Street last week.
Hoopeston Police Chief Mark Drollinger said the man who was stabbed several times has been released from the hospital but is still receiving treatment, while police continue to investigate the incident but have no suspects. Hoopeston police also continue to ask for the public's assistance in providing any information, including the identity of an unknown person who drove the victim to the hospital.
According to Hoopeston police, the victim, a 32-year-old Watseka man, was walking on North Market Street in Hoopeston around 6 p.m. Thursday when three men got out of their car and hit him in the head, knocking him unconscious. When the victim regained consciousness, he realized he was covered in blood and had been stabbed several times, according to police. He was rushed to Hoopeston Community Hospital's emergency room by an unknown person, police said, and was later transferred to Carle Hospital in Urbana. He had numerous stab wounds to his face, neck and upper body, according to police.
The Hoopeston Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in this case. Anyone with information, including the identity of the person who brought the victim to the hospital, is encouraged to call police at 283-5196.