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April 14, 2021

Police investigate downtown violence

Two fights resulted in injuries

Morgan Hill Police are investigating two violent incidents downtown that left at least two people injured last weekend, according to authorities.

Both altercations occurred in the parking lot behind the 17300 block of Monterey Road, according to MHPD Sgt. Bill Norman. The parking lot is located behind Rosy’s At The Beach and The Hill restaurants.

On Saturday night, May 25, a patron of The Hill was assaulted by other customers at the bar, Norman said. The victim suffered a cut on his head and was transported to a nearby hospital.

The following night, in the same parking lot, another fight occurred that “more than likely” ended in a stabbing, Norman said. Multiple people were involved in that fight, according to phone calls reporting the incident to 911 as it occurred. One of the witnesses who called 911 told dispatch there was a knife involved in the fight.

At least one of those involved spilled “a lot of blood behind the building,” and left a trail of blood onto the sidewalk of East Second Street toward Depot Street, Norman said.

When officers arrived to the Sunday night incident, they saw multiple people running away on foot, Norman said. No arrests have been made, and police have not yet identified or contacted a stabbing victim. Police have not heard any reports of such a victim checking in at any nearby hospitals.

The violence occurred the same weekend as the Memorial Day holiday and the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras festival.

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