Investigation underway into stabbing that sent one to the hospital in Lancaster City

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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.-- Police in Lancaster are investigating an altercation that began in a bar and escalated to a stabbing and shots being fired. Police were called to the area of East End Ave. and S. Plum St. around 2 a.m. for a reported fight in progress. When they arrived in the area of S. Ann St. and East End Ave., they found a 35 year old man that had stab wounds on his right arm, nose and behind his right ear. The victim was transported to LGH for treatment.

Police later learned the victim and a friend had been at the Prince of Subs bar on S. Prince St earlier that evening. There had been some type of altercation between the victim, his friend and another group of males.

Later in the night, the victim and his friend went to the area of S. Plum St., in the victim's vehicle, to find one of the males from the opposing group. When they arrived and confronted the man, a group of his friends arrived and attacked the victim and his friend in the car. The victim believed that someone opened the passenger and punched him several times. It was only a moment later that he realized he had been stabbed on his right side.

The victim ran from the scene and said that he heard several gunshots fired in his direction. Officers located six spent shell casings in the area of S. Plum St. and E. Mifflin St. The victim did not know where his friend or his vehicle were when officers found him. The victim's vehicle was later found crashed into a parked car along the 400 blk. E. King St. The victim told police that someone from the group of assailants must have stolen and crashed the vehicle after he ran and had been shot at by someone in the group.

Police are still investigating this incident with additional interviews and requesting a video of LSC cameras in the area. Anyone with information on this incident or the identities of anyone involved is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Miller at 717-735-3347 or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.