CLARIFICATION: Stabbing victim Justin Hirsch's injuries were life threatening at the time of his attack, but he is expected to survive after city Fire Department paramedics' lifesaving efforts and his being stabilized at a local hospital, San Luis Obispo police Sgt. Sean Gillham said.
Medics from San Luis Ambulance also treated Hirsch.
Police say they are looking for two men in their 20s after a local man was stabbed several times early Sunday near downtown San Luis Obispo.
Justin Hirsch, 21, of San Luis Obispo was attacked about 2:40 a.m. near Branch and High streets, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
Police said that investigators don’t know why Hirsch was attacked, and said his injuries were not life threatening.
But San Luis Obispo Fire Department paramedics who treated Hirsch and took him to an undisclosed local hospital said his injuries were life threatening.
Police said they are looking for a white or Hispanic man about 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with short hair and last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
They’re also looking for a white man with a buzz haircut, weighing about 160 pounds and last seen wearing a white shirt.