A 17-year-old Modesto boy was stabbed in the shoulder Saturday night by a motorcyclist who was being attacked and beaten by a group of 20 teens, according to the Livermore Police Department.
The melee ensued around 6:50 p.m. when a group of boys who were on a bus trip left their group at In N Out Burger to run across the street to Jack in the Box.
As they were running across North Livermore Avenue, they reportedly almost caused a motorcyclist to crash. He went to confront them at Jack in the Box, and the fight broke out, according to Officer Traci Rebiejo of the Livermore Police Department.
"He pulled out a knife and was swinging the knife around," Rebiejo said. "There was a 4-inch slash in a 17-year-old's shoulder."
No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. Rebiejo said the stabbing, which wasn't life threatening, could be considered self defense. The motorcyclist suffered a broken nose and other facial injuries.
One witness who said he helped break up the fight said he saw the man on the ground, still wearing his helmet, with a group of boys kicking him.
"The guy was almost out cold and bleeding," said Patch commenter Robert.
The scene was chaotic, as officers had more than 40 youths to interview. At the same time, there was a minor traffic collision nearby so Livermore called in three officers from Pleasanton to assist them.
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