ALHAMBRA — Four people were hospitalized and four people jailed following two unrelated fights that escalated into a stabbing and a shooting early Wednesday in Downtown Alhambra.
Three men were stabbed and another suffered other injuries in the first incident, which was reported about 1:20 a.m. on Main Street, just west of First Street, Alhambra police Sgt. Jerry Johnson said.
Police responded to reports of a fight when they discovered three men suffering from stab wounds to their arms and torsos, and a fourth man who had suffered other injuries in the fight, the sergeant said. All four men were taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Police also found two suspects nearby, as well as the knives they allegedly used in the attack, Johnson said. They were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
As officers were investigating the stabbing, they heard a gunshot ring out from around the corner on First Street, just north of Main Street, about 2:01 a.m., Johnson said.
They then discovered two men had become involved in an argument with another group of men and fired a shot at them, he said. No one was injured.
Police found two suspects and a handgun nearby, Johnson said.
Police declined to release the names of any of the suspects Wednesday afternoon, pending further investigation, Johnson said.
Despite the close proximity and timing of the two assaults, “It does not appear they’re related,” he added.