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Oxnard man stabbed by gang member, hospitalized in Ventura

A map indicates the area where a 21-year-old man was stabbed on the 500 block of East Santa Clara Street in Ventura, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.
November 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A 21-year-old Oxnard man was stabbed in a knife attack in Ventura Thursday.

Ventura police responded to a report of a stabbing on the 500 block of East Santa Clara Street around 1:25 a.m.

Authorities say a man was stabbed after he and his friends were confronted by another group of men who belonged to a gang and an argument developed.

The victim was transported to Ventura County Medical Center where he underwent surgery for a non-life threatening injury.

The suspect was described as Hispanic male in his 20s, approximately 6 foot and weighing around 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and dark pants.

An investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4416.


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