Teen critically injured in stabbing

Posted at 3:19 PM, May 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-03 17:19:45-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A teen was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being stabbed several times early Saturday morning during an altercation with several suspects.

The incident occurred in the area of 3160 S. 4300 West around 12:15 a.m.

Lt. Dalan Taylor of the West Valley City Police Department said several male suspects pulled up and started a fight with the 19-year-old victim.

The victim was taken to a hospital after being stabbed several times. Police said he is in critical condition but is expected to survive.

The suspects are described only as Hispanic males.

Police said the victim does have ties to gangs. There was a potentially gang-related shooting at a large house party nearby, 4444 S. 4800 West, later that morning, but police said the two incidents are not related.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.