Gang Stabbing in Sonoma County Injures Two Teens

An 18-year-old sustained multiple wounds and a 15-year-old also was injured in a rival gang fight outside a market near Verano Avenue and Highway 12.

Bay City News report

An 18-year-old victim was assaulted in a gang-related stabbing Monday night in Sonoma County, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a report of gangs fighting in the parking lot of Vineyard Market, near the intersection of Verano Avenue and state Highway 12 at 9:49 p.m. All parties had dispersed when deputies arrived.

Deputies were alerted that a subject had arrived at Sonoma Valley Hospital with multiple stab wounds.

The Sheriff's detectives' investigation determined that rival gang members had indeed assaulted an 18-year-old victim in front of the Vineyard Market.

A 15-year-old male was also assaulted and sustained minor injuries, according to deputies.

No arrests have been made and the incident remains under investigation, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office at (707) 565-2185.

Dee Baucher October 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Gangs and gang violence in the town of Sonoma. Perhaps it is time for our community to wake up and address the reality of the west side of town!


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