Two men were stabbed and two others were beaten during a bloody brawl early Friday morning at the Nia Center at Kalahari Resort, the Erie County Sheriff's office said. The altercation took place following the birthday party of a local rapper.
None of the injured men suffered life-threatening injuries, Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. One person was stabbed in the abdomen, the other was stabbed in the hand.
"There was a substantial amount of blood at the scene," Sigsworth said.
The blood likely came from a wound on the hand of the man who was sliced by a knife, he said.
The incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.
The fight started just as a birthday party at the Nia Center for rapper Mic-O was finishing up.
Kalahari officials said the fight occurred in the resort's east parking lot.
Reached on his cell phone, Mic-O said about 150 people attended the party and the fight involved a small group of partygoers.
Officers from police departments in Huron and Perkins Township, and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol were all called to the scene at about 2:37 a.m. for the report of a fight involving "several hundred people," according to a sheriffs report.
At the scene they found Aries M. Irby, 19, 800 block Hayes Ave., who was stabbed in the abdomen, Sigsworth said. Irby was listed in satisfactory condition at Firelands Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Cedrick L. Brown, 24, 200 block Townsend St., was stabbed in the hand, Sigsworth said. Both Irby and Brown were taken to the hospital in private vehicles.
A hospital spokeswoman said she had no record on Brown.
Also injured was Dwayne L. Sherrell, 22, Detroit, who was knocked unconscious during the brawl and was sent to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment, according to a sheriff's report.
When sheriff deputies responded to the call they found Sherrell on the ground drifting in and out of consciousness, being helped by an unidentified female. Isaac Burke, 28, Detroit, was also injured and received treatment, Sigsworth said.
Both men suffered head injuries, Sigsworth said.
A spokeswoman at Firelands did not provide information on the conditions of the two men.
Kalahari Resort issued a press release about the incident.
"We were highly disappointed last night when a large birthday party resulted in a significant disturbance in which four individuals were treated for injuries," the release said.
Kalahari said "no resort guests were involved in the fracas" and its security is working with local law enforcement officials with the investigation.
Investigators say they are having trouble piecing together what exactly caused the fight. This is because the victims have not been overly helpful -- sheriff deputies said they were stonewalled by many of the victims when they tried to interview them about the incident.
"The victims were not very cooperative with the deputies who were doing the investigation," Sigsworth said.