Two men were stabbed during a confrontation with several suspects in Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa early Sunday morning, a police sergeant said.
The five to eight male suspects fled east on Fourth Street and the victims were taken to a hospital, Sgt. David Linscomb said.
The suspects approached a 37-year-old Santa Rosa man and a 25-year-old Glen Ellen man, who are related, around 2 a.m. on the east side of Old Courthouse Square, Linscomb said.
They victims were at Christy’s on the Square nightclub at 96 Old Courthouse Square before the stabbing, Linscomb said.
The group stabbed the Santa Rosa man after a short verbal confrontation and the younger Glen Ellen man was stabbed when he came to his aid, Linscomb said.
The Santa Rosa man suffered significant injuries to his torso but is expected to survive, and the Glen Ellen man was treated for less severe injuries and was released from the hospital, Linscomb said.
The suspect believed most responsible for the stabbing was described as 6 feet with a thin build, Linscomb said.
Gang involvement might have been a factor in the assault, Linscomb said.
Police are not releasing the victims’ names during the ongoing investigation.
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