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Brawley police could use public tips

(Brawley stabbings may be connected)….The police are investigating two reports in which 3 people were stabbed.

The first was reported at 6:35 Wednesday morning. Officers were dispatched to Pioneers Memorial Hospital regarding a male in his 30’s being treated for a stab wound. The man was stabbed in the left torso, and was not very cooperative with officers. They say he would not provide any information. The victim was life flighted out of the County for surgery. Later that same evening, at 5:57 pm, officers were sent to the 100 block of North Cesar Chavez to investigate a fight with weapons, involving several individuals. At the scene officers found two male victims suffering stab wounds. One was in his 20’s the other in his 30’s. One of the victims suffered a laceration to his left arm. The other suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and back. One of them was also life flighted out of the County. Officers say both victims were uncooperative, providing no details of the incident. The officers say it appears all three stabbings are connected and related to gang involvement. Brawley police are investigating, and they are encouraging anybody with any information surrounding the events to call 760-344-2111.