A man was hospitalized with stab wounds to his head and neck and another man went to the hospital with blunt force injuries following a fight in front of a Fullerton liquor store late Sunday, police said.
No arrests had been made Monday morning as police continued sorting out what exactly unfolded about 8:15 p.m. in the 300 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue, said Fullerton police Sgt. Jeff Stuart.
Officers first responded to a report of a fight near a liquor store when they discovered a bleeding 25-year-old man, Stuart said.
“During the fight he received stab wounds or slash wounds to his neck and head,” said Stuart.
The man’s jugular vein may have been pierced, he added, but he received prompt treatment and was expected to survive.
As police were investigating the stabbing, “we get another call of another fight occurring down the street,” Stuart said.
Officers arrived to find the stabbing victim’s brother, 23, detaining an 18-year-old man believed to have been involved in the stabbing a block to the east, he said. The man being held had injuries consistent with being punched or kicked, however it was unclear whether he suffered them in the initial fight near the liquor store, or while struggling with the wounded man’s brother.
The circumstances of the stabbing remained under investigation, as well as the motive and which person was the aggressor.
Stuart said Cal State Fullerton University Police officers helped the Fullerton Police Department field calls for service as the Fullerton officers investigated the stabbing scene late Sunday.