Authorities were no closer Saturday to finding out why two teenage boys were stabbed at Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon on Friday night, a state police investigator said.

A group of about 10 youths accosted each boy, one 16 and one 17, separately at about 8 p.m. Friday.

The two victims were in the same area of the park but were not together, said Chief Richard O'Donnell of the New York State Park Police on Long Island.

Other people in the park may have seen one or both of the attacks, he said. Anyone with information is asked to call the state park police at 631-321-3700.

"At this point, we're unable to establish any connection or any common denominator between the two victims," O'Donnell said.

One boy suffered face and leg injuries, and the other was stabbed in the chest. Both were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Their conditions were unclear Saturday.

O'Donnell called the incident unusual for Belmont Lake State Park. "I don't recall a similar case in recent times," he said.

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