UPDATE - A man stabbed Wednesday evening in central Modesto remained hospitalized today as police continued to look for two men suspected in the attack.
The 27-year-old Modesto man underwent surgery at a hospital but was expected to survive his injuries, said Sgt. Rick Armendariz, a police spokesman. Police did not release his name to ensure his safety.
Investigators believe a knife was used in the stabbing, but the weapon had not been recovered.
The victim was not cooperative with police. Armendariz said the stabbing appeared to be the result of a robbery or a drug deal gone wrong.
The attack occurred about 5:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 600 block of East Granger Avenue, just west of Sunrise Avenue.
Armendariz said the two suspects were seen assaulting the victim before running away. Officers conducted a house-to-house search in the neighborhood just south of East Briggsmore Avenue. About 8:40 p.m., the suspects were not found and police called off the search.
Police described the suspects as two white men in their mid-20s. One of the suspects stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall with tattoos on his arm and wearing shorts and a white shirt. There was no further description of the second suspect.
Police on Wednesday night were looking for two suspects who escaped into a central Modesto neighborhood after they stabbed a man multiple times.
The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, said Sgt. Rick Armendariz, a Modesto police spokesman.
The victim's age and city of residence were not available.
The stabbing occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 600 block of East Granger Avenue, just west of Sunrise Avenue.
Armendariz said two male suspects were seen assaulting the victim.
Officers arrived and found the injured man.
Armendariz said the suspects were seen running away from the crime scene, so officers were conducting a house-to-house search in the neighborhood just south of East Briggsmore Avenue.
Police ask anyone with information about this stabbing to call Crime Stoppers at 521-4636.
Tipsters also can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.stancrimetips.org, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus your message.
Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.