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20-year-old stabbed in downtown Medford

Detectives are asking any witnesses who may have information about a Wednesday evening stabbing in downtown Medford to come forward.

A 20-year-old man remained hospitalized in stable condition Friday after he was stabbed in the upper chest just after 9 p.m. during a fight in a parking lot near the corner of Sixth and Grape streets, according to Medford police Lt. Justin Ivens.

The assault occurred near a vacant building formerly occupied by Southern Oregon Credit Service in the 200 block of West Sixth Street, according to Ivens.

The victim called 911 about 45 minutes after the stabbing from a residence in the 700 block of Tawn Cheree. Ivens said he wasn’t sure whether the residence was the victim’s.

Police believe the victim and a friend were involved in a physical altercation with three other suspects, but detectives are having a hard time corroborating the statement the victim gave. Ivens said detectives are “not getting a lot of cooperation from the involved parties.”

Witnesses would help detectives piece things together, Ivens said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 541-774-2230 and reference case 18-9839.

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