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Two stabbed in Linda Vista, police searching for suspect

Posted at 7:42 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 02:42:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police are searching for a suspect after two people were stabbed in the San Diego River Tuesday night.

According to police, the stabbing happened on the 500 block of Morena Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. between Old Town and Linda Vista.

After the stabbing, the suspect, only described as a man wearing a white shirt, fled the scene. Despite a police helicopter and officers on foot, the suspect managed to escape.

Lt. Mike Ramsay said the two victims were hispanic men, ages 18 and 19. One was stabbed in the chest and the other in the stomach. They were taken to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. Ramsay described their condition as "serious but stable."

Police closed off Morena Boulevard near Interstate 8 as they searched for the suspect, creating heavy traffic in the area.

10News will continue to keep you updated as soon as we receive more information.