Kearns stabbing victim upgraded to serious condition


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KEARNS — A stabbing victim has been ungraded following a vicious assault in Kearns. Police are looking for five men in connection with the Friday night attack.

A man in his 20s was stabbed around 7:20 p.m. near Big Lots at 4071 W. 5400 South, according to Lt. Justin Hoyal with the Unified Police Department.

The victim and his brother were driving to a nearby market when three men walked toward them. Investigators said the victim recognized the individuals from previous altercations.

A white Toyota Tercel then approached the victim's vehicle. Two men got out of the Toyota and began hitting the victim's vehicle with a baseball bat.

The victim and his brother got out of their vehicle and three of the men attacked the victim, while the other two attacked his brother. The victim's brother was able escape and helped the victim get back into their vehicle and they fled the scene.

When the victim, who police said is in his 20s, realized he had been stabbed, his brother drove him to get help at a nearby gas station.

Police said the victim was stabbed multiple times in multiple areas of his body. He was transported by ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center in extremely critical condition, but has since been upgraded to serious, but stable condition.

Police are still searching for the men involved in the attack, who they believe are Hispanic males in their 20s.

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