INDIO — Police are still searching for at least one person connected to the stabbing of three men early Monday morning.
Riverside County sheriff’s deputies came upon a car driving erratically late Sunday night. Ordered to pull over, the driver crashed, according to Lt. Terrence Tingle. One of the car’s three occupants fled, he said.
Deputies discovered the driver was suffering from stab wounds and summoned paramedics in the unincorporated community of Oasis. They detained the other occupant of the car.
While deputies tended to that victim, another stabbing report drew authorities to a mobile home park in the 68000 block of Pierce Street, about a half-mile from the site of the car accident. A 911 call included a description of the car and the men involved in the Pierce Street stabbing, both of whom fit the description of the men detained at the crash site. Arriving deputies found two men suffering non-life-threatening stab wounds at a mobile home.
Paramedics took all three stabbing victims to the Desert Regional Medical Center.
Tingle said a K-9 officer and a sheriff’s helicopter were dispatched to the area, but the suspect who fled was not located. Investigators are gathering evidence, conducting interviews with victims and possible suspects.
“The matter is still in the early investigative stage and we have not made any arrests,” said Tingle.