Two men attacked and stabbed in downtown Fresno neighborhood

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Two men were in critical condition Thursday night after being stabbed while walking in a downtown Fresno neighborhood.

It happened just before 7 p.m. near North Yosemite and East Nevada Avenues.

Lt. Bill Dooley with the Fresno Police Department said they were both stabbed in the upper torso and head. They were rushed to CRMC where they were expected to make a full recovery.

He said it began as a brawl in a neighborhood.

“It looked like two males were being attacked by a group of 4 to 5 other males,” Dooley said.

Witnesses said the two victims were walking on Yosemite just south of Nevada when they were approached by several men in front of a nearby apartment complex. Neighbors said they saw two men running north on Yosemite covered in blood.

“The victims — both males in their early 20’s had received multiple stab wounds to their upper torso and head area,” Dooley said.

He said only one man was able to communicate. He gave a statement, but wasn’t able to identify the amount of attackers or weapons.

“He did not know how many. A verbal argument between the two groups took place and then all of a sudden the assault began,” Dooley said.

A witness was able to identify a vehicle which left the scene. An air unit located it and police made a traffic stop at Peach Avenue and Highway 180.

Officers detained five males and one female. The victims were unable to positively identify anyone that we had detained. No one was arrested. Police said they are unsure if the victims were being truthful or choosing not to cooperate.

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