Corcoran police have arrested a pair of young men in connection with what they believe was a gang-related stabbing Sunday, Feb. 22.
The department received a call at about 10:30 that morning from a woman who said her son had been stabbed and she was driving him to Adventist Hospital in Hanford. She apparently would not pull over her vehicle and stop to allow medical personnel to assist. The caller later arrived at the hospital, where her son, age 23, received medical attention for four stab wounds: two in the back and two to his left arm.
His condition was not known.
Officers ascertained the stabbing occurred in the 2300 block of Lorina Ave.
Further investigation led them to identify 18-year-old Daniel Gomez and a 17-year-old juvenile as the victim’s attackers. Both were located at the juvenile’s home in the 2500 block of Hanna Ave. and taken into custody Monday morning.
Police said both Gomez and the juvenile are known Northern gang members. The 17-year-old had a prior conviction for a gang-related incident and is currently on probation for assault with great bodily harm.
Gomez was booked at the Kings County Jail in Hanford on charges of attempted murder and participation in a criminal street gang. His bail was set at $550,000.
The juvenile was charged with the same offenses and taken to the Kings County Juvenile Center in Hanford, where he is being held with no bail.