Healdsburg police are investigating an alleged gang-related stabbing of a teenage boy on Wednesday night. Police responded around 8:35 p.m. Wednesday to a physical fight in the area of Sunnyvale Drive and Lupine Road, but everyone involved in the fight was gone when officers arrived, Officer Ian Benner said.
Witnesses, however, said the fight broke out when a group of people attacked a juvenile male. Witnesses said the suspects were two males and two females, possibly of high school age, Benner said. One of the females was seen with a dog, and the suspects were last seen walking east on Sunnyvale Drive toward Poppy Hill Drive after the attack, according to witnesses. Staff at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Rosa informed police around 3 a.m. Thursday that a victim of a stabbing in Healdsburg had just been admitted to the hospital, Benner said.
The stabbing victim, a 16-year-old boy, said he was walking on Sunnyvale Drive near Lupine Road when he was ambushed by several unknown people, Benner said. The teen suffered multiple stab wounds to the left side of his upper body and is expected to recover, Benner said. Sgt. Nick Castaneda said the stabbing is believed to be gang-related and people police have questioned have not been cooperative with the investigation.
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