Four men were stabbed on Mission Street from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning, and at least one of the incidents was related to Golden State Warriors festivities.
The first stabbing happened inside a restaurant at Mission and 22nd streets around 6 p.m. when an argument between a 37-year-old man and five women turned violent, Officer Grace Gatpandan said.
One of the females jabbed a knife into the man’s thigh.
The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with an injury that is not considered life threatening.
Then at Mission and 24th streets, a 21-year-old man was celebrating the Warriors’ win around 11:45 p.m. when two men punched him and a fight broke out.
At some point, a sharp object was stuck into his torso several times.
The two assailants then ran away on 24th Street toward Capp Street, police said.
The man’s wounds were not life threatening and he was transported to SFGH.
Hours later at the same intersection, some 30 to 40 people were play-fighting when the ruckus escalated into a brawl around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, Gatpandan said.
During the fight, a 24-year-old man was pierced in the abdomen with an unknown object.
Police said he was also taken to SFGH with wounds that were not life threatening injuries.
Five were detained at the scene but released when they were determined not to be involved in the fight, Gatpandan said. It’s unclear how many people were actually fighting.
Then on a Muni bus near Mission and 16th streets around 5:30 a.m., a 23-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and abdomen by a young woman he was arguing with.
The man has life threatening injuries and was transported to SFGH.
The woman, aged between 17 and 22, got away before police arrived.