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Man stabbed in suspected gang attack

Published: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 8:26 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 8:26 a.m.

A 19-year-old Santa Rosa man was stabbed seven times Sunday night during what appeared to be a confrontation with gang members, said Santa Rosa police.

The victim told officers he'd been walking on Northcoast Street near Stony Point Road when a car pulled up carrying three males.

They asked him what gang he claimed, said Sgt. Eric Litchfield Monday.

A fight started and the 19-year-old was stabbed repeatedly in his upper body, according to initial reports.

The wounds weren't believed to life threatening.

The victim called 911 at 9:17 p.m.

Police during the night were looking for the three males in a dark-colored, four-door sedan, said Litchfield.

A similar incident one week earlier in Santa Rosa south of Sebastopol Road involved a victim being stabbed and beaten by 7-8 males in what police believed was a gang attack.

Those males left the scene in a Honda van, police said

In that case, an 18-year-old said he'd been walking in the area of Marble Street and Gardner Avenue when the group approached him and asked his gang affiliation.

During the 8 p.m. attack he was stabbed twice in the abdomen, kicked and punched, according to police reports.

That case also remains under investigation.

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