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Sunday stabbing leaves 2 men in critical condition

Both sustained severe, life-threatening injuries

POSTED: July 10, 2008 5:00 a.m.
Two men were in critical condition Sunday after being stabbed early in the day on Lee Street in Gainesville, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

Officers found two men who had been stabbed at a residence in the 300 block shortly before 3 a.m., Lt. John Robertson said.

One man was found lying in the driveway of a residence with several severe stab wounds to his lower abdomen, Robertson said.

Officers followed a trail of blood to a house next door to find a second man with multiple severe stab wounds to his chest and abdomen and lying in a large pool of blood, Robertson said.

The front door of the second house was open, he added.

Both men have had surgery at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and are listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Officers had been called to the scene at about 2:52 a.m. after a report of a suspicious person walking around a residence, according to Robertson. The stabbings are under investigation by the police department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Other details, including the names of those stabbed, weren’t available.

Also, authorities were unsure of any connection between that incident and another, nonfatal stabbing that took place at 11 p.m. Friday on Myrtle Street.

Authorities are looking for a Hispanic man in his 20s, wearing a black shirt and jeans who walked away from the scene.

In another incident, a man was stabbed early Saturday morning after getting into a fight with another man, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was stabbed in the stomach area and was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center

The stabbing took place at 1 a.m. on Fourth Street off Mountain View Road.

Maj. Jeff Strickland, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said a suspect was taken into custody, but the name of the person arrested was not available.



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