Cal Poly, Cuesta students stabbed after frat party fight
September 18, 2015
One Cal Poly student and one Cuesta College student were stabbed early Friday morning in the aftermath of a fight at a fraternity party in San Luis Obispo.
Both students suffered single stab wounds to their upper torsos, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Their injuries are not life threatening. Police have not yet located either of the stabbing suspects.
Cal Poly is currently holding its annual Week of Welcome. The university has long been trying to curb partying during WOW Week while many incoming freshmen and aspiring Greek members try to impress fraternities and sororities.
At 12:47 a.m., police received a 911 call reporting the stabbing on Foothill Boulevard near the entrance to Mustang Village. Responders treated the victims at the scene and then transported them to Sierra Vista hospital.
Earlier in the night, both victims were attending an event hosted by the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. One of the stabbing suspects attempted to enter the event, but he was turned away because it was a private gathering.
The suspect became angry and started a physical fight with one of the victims. The fight was quickly broken up, and the suspect fled.
About 30 minutes later, the suspect approached both victims as they were walking on Foothill Boulevard near the entrance to Mustang Village. A second suspect also approached the victims.
The suspects both started a physical fight with the victims. During the fight, the second suspect stabbed both victims in the upper torso.
Both suspects fled by foot on Foothill Boulevard toward California Boulevard.
The first suspect is described as a white male in his 20s with olive complexion. He is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with an average build and a dark beard. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
The second suspect is also described as a white male in his 20s with olive complexion. He is about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with dark hair.
The second suspect, too, was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. He may still be armed with a knife, police say.
Investigators believe both suspects are from the Fresno area because of statements made during the attack.