A man was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a restaurant Thursday evening in what was the second stabbing attack to occur in 24 hours in the city.
It happened about 6:30 p.m. along Third Avenue between Mesa and Oregon streets in south El Paso’s Segundo Barrio neighborhood. About a dozen police officers cordoned off the block to investigate as a police helicopter circled overhead.
The victim, a 43-year-old man, was taken to University Medical Center in serious but stable condition; a police spokesman described his injuries as non-life threatening. The victim’s name was not released.
A witness at the scene told ABC-7 that the man suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.
Earlier Thursday, a man who was attacked and stabbed multiple times in the city’s Cincinnati Entertainment District died at UMC from his injuries.
63-year-old Chester Charles Woodward was found on the ground lying next to a bus bench at the Sun Metro stop at Stanton Street and Cincinnati Avenue late Wednesday night.
Friends of Woodward, a local musician and neighborhood fixture, said he was stabbed during a mugging, but investigators had not confirmed that detail.
No arrests had been made in either stabbing attack as of Thursday night.