Updated: Man, 33, stabbed after being at downtown bars

 

Two males attacked and stabbed a 33-year-old Gilroy man near
downtown, causing the victim wounds that necessitated a flight to a
nearby hospital, police said.
Two males attacked and stabbed a 33-year-old Gilroy man near downtown, causing the victim wounds that necessitated a flight to a nearby hospital, police said.

Officer Geoff Guerin, lead detective on the case, said the victim was stabbed near his abdomen, but he is recovering.

“He’s going to survive,” Guerin said.

About 12:20 a.m. Monday, police received a report of a stabbing on the 200 block of West Sixth Street, police said. Officers arrived at the scene to find a man with “non-life threatening stab wounds.” The man was then flown to a hospital for treatment.

The assault started downtown and somehow spilled over to Sixth Street, Guerin said. In addition to the victim, police talked to a handful of witnesses who were at the crime scene, Guerin said.

“It looks like it was pretty chaotic scene for a second,” Guerin said.

Some of the parties involved had been at the Oakwood Lounge and El Rio Nilo Club that night, two bars on the 7400 block of Monterey Street, according to police. The victim had been both places, Guerin said. However, there was no evidence that the fighting itself had started at those bars, he said.

Police believe the suspects could be gang members because of unspecified evidence, Guerin said. There was no evidence that the victim was involved in gangs, he said.

One of the suspects in the stabbing was described as a Hispanic adult male between 25 and 28 years old, who is 5-feet, 5-inches tall and 185 pounds, police said. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark jeans.

The other suspect is a Hispanic male of unknown age who is 5-feet, 7-inches tall and of unknown weight, police said. That male was wearing a gray baseball cap, a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

“We’re trying to encourage people to talk and go from there,” Guerin said of the investigation.

Anybody with information regarding this crime can call Guerin at 846-0350. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call (800) 782-7463.

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