Violence breaks out in Yonkers overnight

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YONKERS -

A stabbing and a shooting Monday night in Yonkers are the latest episodes in a rash of violence that has residents concerned.

Police say they were called to the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Downing Street around 11 p.m. and found a man lying on a bench with stab wounds. Officers and EMT crews tended to the man on the sidewalk before rushing him into an ambulance and to the hospital. The victim is expected to be OK.

Police have not released a motive for the stabbing and say no arrests have been made yet.

Earlier in the evening, Yonkers police were called to the intersection of Ashburton Avenue and Locust Hill after a man was shot. Police tell News 12 that the shooting victim is also expected to be OK. Authorities are still looking for the gunman.

A makeshift memorial on Warburton Avenue near Glenwood marks the spot where one person was wounded and a 26-year old man was killed by gunfire in July.

"Through July, we're actually seeing an uptick in comparison to this time last year, so we're very concerned about the increase in stabbings and shootings," says Michael Holmes, who heads the YMCA's Project Snug, which works to combat gun violence through education and intervention.

News 12 contacted Yonkers police to see if their figures also show an increase in the number of shootings and stabbings, but we have not heard back.

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