Westside Stabbing Sends Man to Hospital

Victim Expected to Survive

Monday, July 22, 2013
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A stabbing on the Westside in the early hours of Saturday morning left an 18-year-old male victim hospitalized. Police officers responded to a call from the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room at 3:49 a.m., according to a press release. The victim remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.

The stabbing — via “multiple assailants” — took place on the 1800 block of San Pascual Street where the victim had been walking. He afterwards made his way to the house of a nearby friend and was given a ride to the hospital.

Police have determined the incident to be gang-related but would not comment on whether the victim, assailants, or both were affiliated with a gang. The victim has not cooperated with the investigation.

A large fight on Cottage Grove the previous Saturday left four people with stab wounds. “There is no indication that this most recent incident was related to recent stabbings,” police spokesperson Harwood told The Santa Barbara Independent.


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at this rate, fiesta 2013 could be a bloodbath. please don't knife each other near my favorite taco stands.

lawdy (anonymous profile)
July 22, 2013 at 2:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

SB Fiesta has been synonymous with violence for years.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 22, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A fine outstanding group of folks helping to make SB's quality of life just a little better every day. Gangs, along with the growing aggressive panhandler/transient/bum population, are doing their best to degrade the quality of life that us hard working tax paying legal citizens must now endure. This is now an almost daily occurrence. Fiesta right around the corner. Can't wait.

BacktoSanity (anonymous profile)
July 22, 2013 at 3:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Noted the victim is uncooperative. Meanwhile in other news, local judges and the courts continue to drag their feet on the gang injunction. I think there was a roundup a few years ago before Fiesta and I am not talking about the rodeo type. Because of this ongoing behavior, hopefully that happens again before someone not involved with these types gets hurt.

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
July 23, 2013 at 9:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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