Stabbing Overnight in Yakima

From the Yakima Police Department-

On 07-16-13 at approximately 2235 hrs, Yakima Police were called to 6th Street and Yakima for a stabbing victim.  When police arrived, they found the victim bleeding heavily from multiple stab and slash wounds to his head and body.  The victim, who remained conscious and alert throughout, said three male suspects attacked him while he was sitting on some steps located near the intersection.  During the attack, one of the suspects made reference to having previously met with the victim.  The victim fought with the three suspects then discovered afterward that he had been injured during the fight.  The suspects fled prior to police arrival and were not located.  Paramedics treated the man and transported him to a local hospital for additional treatment.  This incident is considered gang related and the YPD Gang Unit is aiding in this investigation.  Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200.