Police are looking for seven people they say were involved in an attack at a Bronx deli that involved several stabbings, and according to one witness, a flung spice rack..
Authorities say two women and five men attacked the three male victims following a verbal dispute at a deli on Castle Hill Avenue in Parkchester early Sunday. The confrontation was caught by surveillance cameras.
Two of the victims were stabbed and all were injured, according to police. The three were taken to a nearby hospital and will recover, authorities said.
Authorities say the suspects took $56 in cash and two cellphones.
Cesar Rosado, one of the men who was stabbed, said that he didn't know the people who stabbed him.
"It wasn't a good fight," he said, lying in a hospital bed on Monday. "They jumped us, stabbed me in the chest, and now I'm here."
A man who witnessed the brawl said it started over a woman.
"When you see two men looking at each other real hard, you know what's about to happen, especially when there's a female involved," said the man, who asked only to be identified as J. "Bim bam boom, bim bam bim boom. The first started in there and it came up to the tree in front of the grocery store, and then from the tree, it went back to the window of the deli."
Stephanie D'Amore, who lives in the neighborhood, told NBC 4 New York one of the women involved in the fight threw what appeared to be a spice rack at one of the men.
Sharifl Islam, another resident who has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years, said he has never seen such fighting in a store.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.