Man on Boynton Beach stabbing victim: ‘Pray for her’

La Costa in Boynton Beach. Photo taken March 29, 2017 by Alexandra Seltzer

Shannon Habegger was watching television inside her La Costa apartment Tuesday night when she heard someone yelling. She said she recognized the person’s voice.

She ran outside and saw a woman bleeding on the ground and her boyfriend yelling for help beside her, she said.

Boynton Beach Police said the 30-year-old woman was stabbed several times at the complex at the northwest corner of Congress Avenue and Gateway Boulevard. Police know who is responsible for the crime, but haven’t found him yet. Police said the man and the woman knew each other. The woman remains in critical condition at Delray Medical Center.

Police haven’t released any names of the people involved.

While Habegger said she isn’t worried that the man hasn’t been arrested yet, neighbor Brittany Tummillo said she is. She said she’s worried for the safety of the children in the complex.

A man who was pacing outside in the complex Wednesday afternoon identified himself as Scott, and said the woman “didn’t deserve this.”

“She’s just an awesome person,” he said. Scott refused to give his last name, or describe his relationship with the woman. He asked for everyone to pray for her.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 561-732-8116 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477)