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Man is jumped, stabbed in leg

From staff reports

Spokane Police are investigating a stabbing in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood Friday night.

Officers responded to the incident at about 11:30 p.m. and found a man with a leg wound, according to a press release. The 23-year-old victim told police he was approached by several young people near North Belt Street and West Maxwell Avenue. He described them as “gang members” who jumped him. One of them stabbed him before they left.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and received treatment for his injuries, which police described as not life-threatening. Besides the stab wound, the victim had bruises and scratches from being punched several times, according to a press release.

He described the suspect with the knife as a young, short Hispanic male with short hair and a “chubby” face. He said a heavy-set female was with the man, and the two were yelling gang slogans during the attack.

The victim left the area but said his car broke down at the bottom of Doomsday Hill, also known as Petit Drive. He then walked to a relative’s house on West Gardner Avenue to report the attack.

Police checked the area but found no one who fit the descriptions.

Anyone with information is asked to call 242-TIPS.

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