Updated 4:50 pm 1/28/18
Two people are dead and a suspect is in custody following a stabbing early Sunday morning in the Morningside area of Sioux City.
Sgt. Ryan Bertrand says police were called to Jay Avenue and South Cecelia Street around 1:20 a.m. for a report of two individuals that had been stabbed.
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Officers found 18 -year-old Felipe Negron Junior and a 17-year-old girl, both of Sioux City, who were taken to the hospital for treatment of numerous knife wounds.
Sgt. Bertrand says both victims were pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center:
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The name of the 17 year old victim has not been released.
Bertrand says Negron gave police information about the crime before his death.
Authorities were then dispatched to the Gordon Drive Hy-Vee around 2 a.m. for a report of another injured person that showed up at the store with a stab wound.
Bertrand says that person turned out to be the suspect being sought for the stabbings, 18 year old Tran Walker of Sioux City:
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Walker was treated at the hospital for his knife wound and then interviewed by police.
He is charged with two counts of first degree murder.
Walker is currently being held in the Woodbury County Jail without bail.
The two victims are the second and third people to die from violent crimes this month in Sioux City.