OAKDALE -- Investigators on Saturday were looking for a group of men who stabbed and shot a man late Friday in an alley behind the Oakdale Museum in what is believed to be a gang-related attack, police said.
The injured man suffered a superficial gunshot wound to his left forearm and superficial stab wounds to his left leg, said Oakdale police Sgt. Joseph Carrillo. The man was treated at Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale and released.
About 10:30 p.m., Oakdale police received reports of a woman and two men being chased and assaulted by a group of people at East G Street and South Sierra Avenue in Oakdale.
The three told police they were chased by a group who claimed to be Norteño street gang members.
When the three separated, one of the men was attacked. Carrillo said the man was chased into the alley behind the museum in the 200 block of West F Street, where he was shot. It's unclear whether he had already been stabbed by the attackers.
The other two escaped uninjured. No arrests had been made in the attack.
Police described the attackers as Latino men in white T-shirts. Two had handguns. Carrillo said a car, which appeared to be a newer silver Nissan Maxima or Altima, may have involved in the attack.
The attackers face charges of attempted murder, criminal conspiracy and participating in a criminal street gang.
Police ask anyone with information about this attack to call officer Joe Parreira at (209) 847-2231.