Woman arrested after domestic-related stabbing left 4 seriously injured, including 2 children, in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Two adults and two children were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a domestic-related stabbing incident Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, police say.

Police were called to the incident in the 4700 block of Bridgeman Lane, near Sentara Independence around 9:35 a.m. on Thursday. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered a 44-year-old female, a 23-year-old male, a 17-year-old male and a 9-year-old male all suffering from stab wounds.

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All four victims were treated on the scene then transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. Police say they are all expected to survive.

Following a preliminary investigation, police arrested 44-year-old Wendy Velasquez in connection to the incident. She faces charges, including two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and one count of malicious wounding.

Wendy Velasquez (Photo courtesy: Virginia Beach City Jail)

Police are not looking for any additional suspects.

Neighbors told 10 On Your Side that a family of five lives in the home. They described the residents as a mother, father, two teenagers and another boy who they believe maybe about 6 years old.

Neighbors say two of the children have autism. They also said the family has two older children who do not live at home anymore.

Neighbors reported hearing sirens and then police yell before they broke down the front door. After that, neighbors said police brought or carried out the four victims — running with the youngest child.

Several neighbors also said they saw two police cars at the home Wednesday afternoon.

This case remains under active investigation by the VBPD Homicide Unit.

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