Fight Leads to Stabbing of Teen

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 12:28 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 12:28 PM EDT

Grand Island, N.Y. (WKBW)- A fight leads to the stabbing of a teen and the arrests of two other young men.

"Woke up at two or three this morning to kids yelling and screaming outside," resident Larry Watts said.

Resident Larry Watts heard the commotion and came outside of his home on Carl Street to find a six people in their late teens, early twenties fighting. Then, an 18-year old boy was rushed to the hospital.

"One victim was stabbed with a broken golf club. Apparently, non-life threatening injuries," Erie County Sheriff's Lt. Bill Cranston said.

Watts said he's shocked that the neighborhood has changed so drastically.

"It was a safe neighborhood for the longest time. Now, there is problems with kids hanging out at the park," Watts said.

Two of those young men were arrested. David Schmidt, 21, was taken into custody and charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Possession of a Weapon. Jesse Carpenter, 21, is facing charges of Obstructing an Officer and Possession of Marijuana.

"Before you know it somebody's going to get shot. They have to have more patrol out here to keep this neighborhood safe," Watts said.

Other residents, including Patrick Balint, said the area is still as safe as ever. He said this is an isolated incident.

"It's a beautiful area. We have no problems. The kids are respectful and the neighbors are quiet and friendly," Balint said.

And the Erie County Sheriff's Officials said, with the help of the part-time Grand Island Police Department, they are doing their part to keep the area safe.

"We have our regular patrols working in that area as we do in all neighborhoods on Grand Island," Lt. Cranston said.

The two suspects have been arraigned and were granted bail. They will face a judge again next week.