Stabbing in North Seattle leaves two victims injured

On June 17th at approximately 5:57 p.m. officers responded to the 11600 block of Aurora Avenue North for the report of a stabbing.  Officers arrived in the area and located two adult male victims.  The primary victim appears to have been stabbed multiple times.  SFD medics transported that victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.  The other victim, who the suspect slashed on the head with his knife, refused medical treatment and was not transported.  The second victim refused to cooperate with investigating officers.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect and both victims were standing in the company of a group of males, many of whom displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol.  The suspect and primary victim got into an argument that culminated into a knife assault.  As the suspect was stabbing the primary victim, the second victim may have intervened to try to break up the fight.  The second victim was subsequently slashed on the head by the suspect.  The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction and remains at large. 

Investigating officers had a difficult time eliciting cooperation from those on scene.  Officers conducting an area search for the suspect located the suspect’s knife, which was placed into evidence. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 35 to 40 years old, wearing a camouflage baseball cap, white t-shirt and black jeans. 

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.