A 19-year-old Rohnert Park man was stabbed at a park Monday evening after he was confronted by three suspected gang members, a police sergeant said. The teen and his 24-year-old uncle were sitting in the bleachers at the baseball field in Alicia Park on Santa Alicia Drive around 6 p.m., Sgt. Jeff Nicks said.
Two men between 30 and 40 years old and a 16- or 17-year-old boy approached them and asked if they were gang members, Nicks said. The uncle said they were not and words were exchanged, Nicks said. The three suspects then moved in front of the teen and his uncle and one of them released pepper spray, Nicks said.
The uncle moved out of the way but his nephew was blinded and stabbed several times in the arm and lower right back, Nicks said. The suspects ran when the uncle used his cellphone. Police searched the area but did not fund the suspects. The teen was treated for injuries at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Nicks said. The victims were unable to describe the suspects further, Nicks said.
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