San Diego police were investigating a possible link between two stabbing calls that came in about 20 minutes apart Friday night in City Heights and nearby El Cerrito, an officer said.

The victims in both incidents, which were reported about a mile from each other, were uncooperative with police, San Diego police Officer Darius Jamsetjee said.

The first victim called for help just after 8:40 p.m. from Altadena Avenue south of Orange Avenue in City Heights, Jamsetjee said. Though the call was initially reported to officers as a shooting, they soon determined the victim had been stabbed.

Paramedics took him to a hospital for treatment, Jamsetjee said. He refused to provide details about what happened or describe his attacker.

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While still at the scene of that incident, a second man called for help, just after 9 p.m., from 58th Street near Trojan Avenue in El Cerrito, about a mile east of the first call, Jamsetjee said. That victim also refused to cooperate with police, and paramedics took him to a hospital for treatment of stab wounds.

Based on the time and location of the calls, and the similarities between the uncooperative victims, Jamsetjee said police were “investigating to see if they’re related.”

In addition to the stabbings, San Diego police were also investigating three shootings — which were not thought to be related — that occurred Friday in the city. A man was shot in the Ridgeview/Webster neighborhood by a “known suspect,” another man was shot in the arm in Bay Terraces and a third man was wounded by gunfire near Willie Henderson Sports Complex in Mountain View.

Source: This post first appeared on sandiegouniontribune.com

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