Stabbing reported near Winton

A 22-year-old man is recovering after being stabbed while walking a woman to her car from a bar near Winton.

The incident was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. The victim and the woman walking to the car on Bridget Court, which was parked several blocks away from a bar in the 6000 block of Winton Way, according to Deputy Tom MacKenzie, sheriff's spokesman.

After the victim and the woman were near the car, they were approached by three males, who asked where he was from. The victim said he couldn't remember much about the attack, other than being punched in the face several times and nearly falling to the ground, MacKenzie said.

MacKenzie said the victim and the woman were able to drive away. They stopped at a pay phone and called the victim's mother. The mother responded to help her son, and later took him to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock after noticing puncture wounds on his stomach, MacKenzie said.

The victim had several bruises on his face, a stab wound on his left rear hip, two puncture wounds on his stomach and a gouge on his left calf. Because the victim was intoxicated, he recalled few details about the suspects.

The suspects are described as being in their 20s or 30s. Two are Latino and one is black, according to the victim. MacKenzie said the injuries didn't appear to be life threatening.

— Sun-Star staff