• Two stabbed at Westwood Village following birthday party

    By: Henry Rosoff


    SEATTLE - A 15-year-old and a 21-year-old were stabbed multiple times Thursday evening in West Seattle at Westwood Village near Southwest 26th and Southwest Barton.

    Officers at the scene said their injuries could be life-threatening, but did not have their official conditions.

    A woman told KIRO 7 she saw a group of teenagers huddled together near a dumpster when they suddenly scattered and she noticed one of the victims.

    "The little kid was on the ground and he had a stab wound on his arm and I think on his chest," she said. "He was bleeding all over the place, and the cops showed up."

    That victim was a 15-year-old boy.

    The second victim, the 21-year-old, was found near a bus stop about a half-block away.

    "Right when I got to here, I saw my friend and he was bleeding all over the place, and my friend Jose had given him his shirt to cover up his wounds," said Tracy Manley, who is friends with both stabbing victims.

    Manley said they were at a birthday party at a nearby park minutes before it happened. 

    "There was no fighting at the birthday party, everyone was good, everyone was having a good time," Manley said.

    As the victims were being attended to by medics, their friends told officers what happened.

     The group of friends had gone to Westwood Village when they confronted another group of Hispanic men.  

    The two victims reportedly got into a fist fight with the group, and during the fight, the 21-year-old man was stabbed by one of the suspects, police said.

    The Hispanic men then fled.  The 15-year-old and another friend gave chase, catching up to and confronting them near the QFC at Westwood Village.  

    According to witnesses, the 15-year-old collapsed in the street with multiple stab wounds.  Both of the victims were treated at the scene and then transported to Harborview.

    The suspects, only described as Hispanic men, remain at large.

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