Three people including employee stabbed at Motel 6 in Gates

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GATES, N.Y. — No one has been arrested yet in a triple stabbing inside a Gates motel overnight. One of the victims is a motel employee. 

Gates Police say it all started when two women got into an argument — which quickly turned into a physical fight.

“I thought they were just having fun. I was trying to get to sleep honestly. I had no idea they were stabbing people,” says Tyler Rich.

Tyler Rich lives in Rochester but was spending the night at Motel 6 on Chili Avenue. Around 1 a.m. he heard a lot of noise.

“I just heard a whole lot of screaming, like people yelling,” says Rich. “Seems like everybody was running around and what not. I thought people were just having fun because they had a little get together right before that.”

Gates Police were called for the report of a fight and a person stabbed.

“Upon arrival from our officers we located three victims who had stab wounds, and they were treated by EMS and the police and transported to local hospital,” says Gates Police Chief Rob Long.

Long says all three were treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

“It started as a verbal altercation between two women in the lobby of the hotel, and somehow it progressed to a physical altercation and subsequently some weapons were in play — which ended up being a knife. Whether there was more than one, we’re still working on that,” explains Long.

Betty Jackson lives at the motel. She says most residents there all know each other.

“We cook, we bar-b-que back there, and everybody is friendly. But you never can tell. The devil is real,” says Jackson.

Police say this is an isolated incident. Jackson agrees.

“I don’t think that anybody I know would do that. Whoever it was must have been a visitor,” Jackson says.

Gates Police are still investigating, and News10NBC can tell you that they’ve been reviewing security footage Thursday to try to figure out who’s responsible.