Authorities Thursday reached out to the public for help in identifying and locating two men involved in a stabbing that severely injured a 50-year-old man in Oceanside.
Officers responding to a report of a stabbing around 5:50 p.m. Dec. 11 found Fred Flores suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso in a parking lot near Neptune Way and North Pacific Street, according to Oceanside police.
Flores, a transient known to frequent the area, was taken to a hospital, where he remained in a medically-induced coma as of Thursday morning, police said.
Witnesses saw two men running away from the stabbing scene. Both were described as being between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10, roughly 25 years old with stocky builds and brown hair.
One was last seen wearing a red-white-and-blue plaid flannel shirt, a “Pendleton-” type jacket and dark-colored jeans. The other was wearing jeans and a white T-shirt.
Anyone with information about the assailants or their whereabouts is asked to call the Oceanside Police Department at 760-435-4900 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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