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Suspects Sought in Two Westside Stabbings

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Detectives are seeking suspects in two Westside stabbings, the most recent occurring on Sunday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Officers responded to several 911 calls at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the vicinity of Kowalski Avenue and Sola Street, said Sgt. Riley Harwood.

Several subjects with baseball bats were reported fighting, Harwood said, and upon arrival officers found a 17-year-old boy on the porch of a home in the 800 block of West Victoria Street, suffering from several non-life-threatening stab wounds.

Investigation indicated the victim and a companion, who was not injured, were walking on the 800 block of West Victoria Street, en route to a quinceañera practice, when they were confronted and assaulted by several subjects, Harwood said.

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics, then transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. Details on his condition were not available Monday.

“Neither the victim nor his companion have any gang affiliation,” Harrwood said. “Nevertheless, investigation indicates that this incident is gang-related.”

An earlier stabbing occurred Friday morning on the 300 block of West Arrellaga Street, Harwood said.

A 34-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds shortly after 9 a.m. Friday in an attack that was not believed to be gang-related, Harwood said.

No arrests have been made in either stabbing, Harwood said, and investigation is continuing into both.

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» on 02.25.13 @ 06:21 PM

This is what the liberal democrats seem to forget. The Mom and dad come to America illegal breaking our laws showing no respect for any of us.

The kids also have no respect for America, just like the law breaking parents.

The roaches are spreading or multiplying throughout the country, this is also welfare gone wild!!

Hang the gang member low life’s from every tree, and the younger roaches will no longer want to be scum like their elders.

Thanks Dems!!!and enjoy those votes, the hell with our families that must live with them.

» on 02.25.13 @ 07:58 PM

Gangs? Gangs? We don’t have no stinkin’ gangs! Thus sayeth Cam the Man.

» on 02.26.13 @ 08:19 PM

Gang violence used to be gang on gang.  Now they are targeting the citizens of Santa Barbara.  Time to drop for the District Attorney to go all out on these thugs.

» on 02.27.13 @ 12:18 AM

These type of people with low IQs are the breeders of society. California is in for a rough ride…..

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