Police in Redding, California are looking for a suspect who stabbed a man near Shasta High School last night (March 22). The assailant is now on the loose. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to his leg and abdomen.
Stabbing Suspect on the Loose
A helicopter and at least 10 police cars from Redding Police Department are canvassing the area near Shasta High School for a suspect who stabbed a man on Thursday night.
Sgt. Danny Smetak of the Redding Police Department said the victim, Owen Doll, 20, was stabbed on West Street and 8th Street in Redding.
The unknown attacker has been described as a Hispanic male, younger than Doll, wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and white shorts. Doll last saw the suspect escape on foot.
911 call records revealed that a stabbing was reported shortly after 9:00 p.m. local time. Smetak said that Doll called the police to report that he was stabbed. People in the neighborhood found Doll on the ground, losing consciousness, and reported the stabbing.
Doll’s car was parked on Mary Street and 8th Street, near where he was found. Police investigating the area found a blood trail running south. They said the stabbing probably happened on Mary Street.
Doll suffered multiple stab wounds to the lower torso area, including two to his leg and abdomen. Medics transported him to a hospital where he underwent surgery. Smetak said that his condition was critical but stable.
Doll even gave a description of his assailant to investigators before he was taken in for surgery. He, however, couldn’t provide the attacker’s age or motive.
While officers are searching for the suspect in the neighborhood alleys and businesses, crime technicians are processing the scene for possible evidence. A police dog, the California Highway Patrol, and a helicopter are also assisting the search.