A man received multiple stab wounds Tuesday night in northeast Santa Maria, and police are working to identify the suspect, Sgt. Michael McGehee said.
At 6:44 p.m., Santa Maria police officers and firefighters responded to the scene in the 900 block of North Palisade Drive, off Alvin Avenue.
The victim suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken by CalStar medical helicopter to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, according to police.
Residents in the neighborhood told Noozhawk they saw an altercation between the victim and the suspect, and that the injured man had a large, bleeding wound to his back when he stepped back from the fight.
Witnesses told police that a dark-colored vehicle was seen leaving the area, McGehee said.
Additional information about the victim’s condition or suspect description was not available Tuesday night.