Two teens stabbed hours apart in Escondido

Posted at 1:34 PM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 16:35:16-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Two teenagers were stabbed in Escondido Saturday, but both refused to tell police what happened.

The incidents followed two other stabbings, one involving a boy who cut a patron at a movie theater and another involving alleged gang members who walked up to two teenagers and stabbed one of them.

Police didn’t say whether the attacks were connected. All four incidents remain under investigation.

The first stabbing Saturday happened around 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of North Hickory Street and East Pennsylvania Avenue.

Police say a 17-year-old was found screaming and bleeding from his pants. The teenager was collapsed in a parking lot. The victim, who was found to have a felony warrant, wouldn’t tell police who stabbed him.

The teen suffered non-life threatening injuries to his legs and is expected to survive.

The second stabbing happened near Grape Street and Mission Avenue around 8 p.m. In that incident, a 16-year-old boy was found beaten and unconscious on a sidewalk.

The teen had a severely-lacerated finger and, when he gained consciousness, was also unwilling to cooperate.