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Two men who are cousins were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Saturday after another man they were allegedly fighting was repeatedly stabbed in a Covina store parking lot, police said.

Officers were dispatched at about 2:10 a.m. to the parking lot of a 7- Eleven at 105 N. Vincent Avenue to investigate a report of three subjects fighting, according to Covina Police Sgt. Gregg Peterson.

“When officers arrived, they located a 27-year-old male subject who was suffering from stab wounds to his shoulder and abdomen,” Peterson said. “Witnesses at the scene indicated the two subjects the victim was fighting with ran southbound on Vincent into a residential area located in the city of West Covina.”

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene before taking him to a hospital, Peterson said.

“While Covina officers were investigating the stabbing, West Covina Police officers were dispatched to a possible prowler in the backyard of a residence near (the) 7-Eleven,” according to the sergeant.

Two suspects, identified as 21-year-old Eric Melendez of Pasadena and 19- year-old Manuel Melendez of West Covina, were found and arrested, Peterson said.

The victim’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, but an update on his condition was not immediately available and it was unclear what sparked the fight.

—City News Service

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