Elk Grove police are investigating two stabbing incidents that occurred within minutes and a few hundred feet of each other on Friday night.
The first incident took place around 10:38 pm near Emerald Park Drive and Elk Grove – Florin Road. 3 suspects approached the victim from behind and struck him in the head, knocking him to the ground. The suspects then demanded the victim’s money. The victim refused and then was hit by the suspects. During the assault, one of the victims pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. The suspects then fled on foot in another direction. The victim sustained not life threatening injuries. Two stabbing incidents in Elk Grove on Friday night.
The second incident occurred at 10:44 pm, near Elk Grove – Florin and Cadura Circle. Two victims were walking when they were approached from behind by two suspects. One of the suspects demanded money and the two victims started to run away when they were struck in the head by an unknown object. Both victims were knocked to the ground. The first victim was then pepper sprayed in the eye and stabbed in the leg one of the suspects. The suspects then stole the victim’s backpack and fled on foot. The victim was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. Suspect #1 was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 16-17 years old, 5’10, 150 lbs, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black pants. Suspect #2 was described as an African-American male approximately 16-17 years old, 5’10, 150 lbs, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black pants.
Due to the limited information on the first assault, police can’t confirm it was the same suspects in both assaults, but they believe they are related. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.