FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Point of Contact: Watch Commander, 760-839-4767
This morning, at approximately 05:15 hours, the Escondido Police Department received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in the parking lot of an apartment complex located at 1333 E. Grand Avenue.
Officers were dispatched and arrived on scene about one minute later. The first officer on scene observed some activity around a car parked in the lot. When he investigated, he found two witnesses lifting the stabbing victim in their car in order to take him to the closest hospital.
Officers assessed the victim and observed three stab wounds to his body. They immediately called for paramedics and rendered aid to him until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken by paramedics to an area hospital where he is receiving treatment for his wounds. The victim is a 30 year-old male and his identity is not being released at this time. His medical condition is listed as stable and his wounds do not appear to be life threatening.
The identity of the other person, or persons involved in the altercation are unknown at this time and the investigation is ongoing by Detectives Clark and Whitholt of the Investigations Bureau. The Escondido Police requests anyone with information regarding this incident contact the above Detectives at 760-839-4717
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