Federal Hill stabbing victim Sal Schittino discharged from hospital

BALTIMORE - Sal Schittino, a 24-year-old Ellicott City man, who was nearly stabbed to death in Federal Hill has been discharged from Shock Trauma, officials confirmed. 

Family members said it was "a miracle" that Schittino survived the attack in the early hours of Aug. 17. 

At about 4 a.m., a group of four teens riding mopeds jumped Schittino, stabbed him several times and stole his wallet. Schittino was out getting a slice of pizza. 

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Schittino grew up in Ellicott City and played basketball for Loyola Blakefiel and Washington College on the Eastern Shore. Since graduation he had been working with the mentally ill.

Schittino was taken to the hospital in serious condition

“He had lost nearly all his blood by the time he got [to Shock Trauma],”Greg Will, Schittino’s brother-in-law, said shortly after the incident. 

“Had he not been as young as he is, in as good a shape as he is and this close to Shock Trauma he would have died,” Will continued.  “The medical staff here at Shock Trauma absolutely saved his life.”

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