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Teen stabbed in Millcreek attack
First Published Jul 04 2013 09:25 pm • Last Updated Jul 04 2013 09:25 pm

A teen was stabbed and two other people were nearly run over Thursday in a grocery store parking lot in Millcreek Township.

The 17-year-old victim and two acquaintances, 17 and 31, were buying fireworks about 7:30 p.m. in a tent at the parking lot of Smith’s at 845 E. 4500 South when three other males approached them, said Unified Police Department Lt. Justin Hoyal.

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They fought in the fireworks tent, and the three males left. The victim chased after them and returned with a stab wound to his upper body, Hoyal said. The person who stabbed him was described as a Latino male in his late teens with a white tank top, plaid shorts, a shaved head and tattoos on his back.

The other two assailants got into a black Dodge Durango, and the driver tried to run over the victim’s two acquaintances in the parking lot, Hoyal said. The driver was described as a Latino male in his late teens with an Afro-style haircut, Hoyal said. The third male in the group was described as a Latino male in his late teens, with long shaggy hair, no shirt and no tattoos.

The victim’s acquaintances were not injured, Hoyal said.

Investigators believe the attack was gang-related, Hoyal said.

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