Restaurant employee injured in stabbing

An employee of a fast food restaurant was stabbed in the arm just before 9 p.m. Monday night by two assailants, who then fled toward Hot Springs Road in a blue Volkswagen Jetta driven by a female.

The two Hispanic males entered the Jack In The Box restaurant on Market Street near Wal-Mart and confronted the employee, according to Sheriff Kenny Furlong. The employee denied he was the person they were looking for, but the two males jumped over the counter and assaulted him.

The victim's injuries were considered minor and he was treated by paramedics on the scene. He was not taken to the hospital.

Furlong said the victim may not have been the intended target.

One of the assailants was identified as 5 feet, 5 inches, and the other slightly taller. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and the other a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Furlong said it was a gang-related incident.

There have been several stabbings in recent weeks in Carson City, although not all have been gang related. Furlong said there appears to be tit-for-tat incidents happening among rival gangs, and he speculated they have not seen the last of the violence.

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