Two separate stabbing incidents within a 15-minute time span Tuesday night sent five people to hospital with serious injuries.

At around 9 p.m., police and paramedics were called to the 100 block of Woodridge Crescent near the Bayshore Shopping Centre in the city’s west end, where they found two males suffering from stab wounds, police said yesterday.

Two males were approached by a group of at least four other males, said Ottawa police Const. J.P. Vincelette.

An altercation allegedly ensued and two males were seriously injured, he said.

While one victim is in critical condition in hospital, the other is in serious condition.

Police were interviewing the victims yesterday, but as of yesterday afternoon, there were no arrests, Vincelette said.

At around 9:15 p.m., police and paramedics attended an incident in the 1000 block of Harkness Avenue at Pauline Vanier Park in the city’s south end.

Paramedics treated one male victim for a stab wound to the leg and a second male for facial lacerations. Paramedics said a third person was also treated.

Vincelette said police arrested six people in the incident, but no charges were laid as of yesterday.