Grover Beach police are looking for a suspect in an attempted murder Tuesday night at a transient camp near the city’s train station.
At about 6:55 p.m. officers and members of Five Cities Fire responded to a report of a stabbing at the camp, located in the 100 block of South Highway 1, where they found a 28-year-old male victim who had been stabbed in the torso at least once, causing serious injuries.
The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-20s, between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds, with a goatee and wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and black-and-white shorts.
He was last seen running east on Grand Avenue.
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The victim was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and was undergoing surgery Tuesday night.
Southbound Highway 1 from Grand Avenue to Pier Avenue was closed Tuesday night while officers investigated the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grover Beach Police Department at 473-4511. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 549-7867 or online at www.slotips.org.