Minor stabbed in torso requires surgery in Petaluma

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PETALUMA (KRON) — Authorities are investigating a stabbing that occurred Friday night in Petaluma involving a minor, according to police.

Officers were dispatched to the Buffalo Billiards in Petaluma around 11:41 p.m. in regards to a stabbing, but when officers arrived on scene no victims or suspects were discovered.

Later on that night a subject arrived at the Petaluma Valley Hospital 20 minutes later, with a large slash wound to his torso. Police said the subject required surgery sustain the injury.

The injury was non life-threatening, and the subject was expected to recover.

According to police, the subject initially identified himself as being 18-years-old but authorities later discovered that he was a juvenile.

Police said the victim did provide some information on the incident, and officers believed the stabbing may be gang related.

This is an ongoing investigation, and authorities ask anyone with information on this incident to call the Petaluma police department.

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