Young girl stabbed in critical condition, Orange Park police say

Orange Park Police Department says police were called to apartment complex on Old Orange Park Road

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A young girl was said to have critical injuries after she was found stabbed Wednesday at an apartment complex in Orange Park, according to the Police Department.

Firefighters said they were called to the St. Johns Pointe Apartment Homes in Orange Park around 4:30 p.m. The child injured was said to be older than 9.

“She was laying on the ground I thought she got hit by a car,” said Pam Jeffries, who lives in the complex.

Video from the scene appeared to show a young boy in handcuffs. The Police Department confirmed a young boy was detained for questioning at the scene.

Additional details were not immediately released. “Further details will be released as the investigation continues,” the Police Department said on Facebook.

“It’s always a tragedy when a child involved,” said Phillip Johnson, who recently moved to the area. “I hope she’s OK.”

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