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37-year-old man critically hurt in far east El Paso stabbing; attacker sought

UPDATE: A 37-year-old man remain hospitalized Saturday afternoon in critical but stable condition after being stabbed multiple times in a far east El Paso shopping center parking lot overnight, authorities said.

The victim's name was not released and investigators put out a public call for help in finding the victim's attacker.

El Paso police asked anyone with information about the case to call Crime Stoppers at 915-566-8477 or EPPD's non-emergency number at 915-832-4400.

ORIGINAL REPORT: EL PASO, Texas -- Detectives were investigating a late night stabbing in far east El Paso that left a man severely wounded.

El Paso police said it happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday at 1950 Joe Battle. That address is the El Mercado Plaza shopping complex, which includes a JC Penney department store along with other merchants.

Yellow crime scene tape was erected around a car in a parking lot behind the store as police gathered evidence into the early morning hours; that car was later impounded and towed away by authorities.

The stabbing victim was taken by ambulance to Del Sol Medical Center with what first-responders described as life-threatening injuries. Scanner traffic indicated the man had been stabbed multiple times.

Authorities had no further details to provide on the incident early Saturday.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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