Two men stabbed after leaving Echo Park bar

May 25, 2012

Two men were stabbed early Thursday morning in Echo Park following an altercation with two suspects they had seen earlier in the evening at a nearby bar. The two victims in their mid 20s were transported to a hospital with minor knife wounds after they were assaulted as they waited for a bus near Echo Park and Montana Avenues at about midnight, said Lt. Terry Gutierrez with the Northeast Division.  The police report confirms most of the details of the incident as portrayed in a blog called “Your Friend, Savannah” and picked up by Echo Park Now.    Police said the two male victims said they had seen the suspects – a male and female in their early 20s – earlier that night at Sunset Beer, a beer store with a bar area and lounge.

After the two men departed Sunset Beer and waited for the bus, the two suspects approached them and a confrontation began, with one of the suspects yelling “You guys are fucking faggots,” said Lt. Gutierrez quoting the police report.  The male suspect then knifed one of the victims below the rib cage and the other in the abdomen area, she said.

Both victims  were in stable condition but Your Friend Savannah said one of the victims has already left the hospital.  Your Friend Savannah said the two victims were not gay.  The blog also indicated that the two victims had been robbed but there was no indication of that in the police report, said Lt. Gutierrez. Police identified both the suspects and victims as Latino.

The suspects remain at large.

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