Five teens were injured, including two who were stabbed, during a fight in a parking lot in San Jose Thursday night, a police spokesman said. Around 50 to 60 people were in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant at 90 E. San Carlos St. when patrol officers came upon them.
The officers saw a fight occurring between two groups within the crowd shortly before 10 p.m., police Officer Jose Garcia said. The suspects ran away as the officers approached and the officers found four injured male teenagers, Garcia said. Two of the teens, a 17- and 19-year old, were suffering from stab wounds.
Both were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive. A 16-year-old was taken to a hospital for head and face injuries that are not considered life-threatening. A 19-year-old also suffered head injuries that did not require treatment, Garcia said. A fifth victim, a 17-year-old, showed up at a hospital with injuries to his face.
He is expected to survive. Garcia said this morning that some of the involved people and witnesses were being uncooperative and police are still trying to gather details regarding the circumstances of the altercation. It appears there was a verbal exchange before the fight broke out but it was not immediately known if the incident was gang-related, Garcia said.
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