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Victorville man stabbed in chest with sword; suspect remains at large

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Detectives are continuing to search for an attempted murder suspect after stabbing another man in his chest with a sword, officials said.

It happened on April 10, 2018, when Victorville deputies responded to the 12300 block of Bridgewood Lane, for a man who had been stabbed.

Deputies arrived and located the victim, a 24-year-old male in the backyard of the residence, suffering from a stab wound to his chest area, stated a news release. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital and he is recovering from his injuries described as ‘non-life threatening’.

“Through investigation, deputies learned the victim had been involved in a fight with a white male at the location. The fight escalated and the suspect stabbed the victim with a sword,” stated a news release.

After stabbing the victim, the suspect left the location, possibly in a white pickup truck. An extensive search of the area was conducted but the suspect was not located.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective M. Gardea at the Victorville Police Department, (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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