A man was stabbed in the AM/PM parking lot (4095 Railroad Avenue) early Sunday morning during a fight involving five subjects. 

Officers were dispatched to a call of a fight and stabbing on July 16, 2017, at 1:11 a.m. A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew, as well as deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

When officers arrived, they located an unconscious adult male with a single stab wound to the front of his neck.  The victim, who has yet to be positively identified at the time of this news release, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center.

Redding Police Investigators responded from home and began to search for evidence and conduct interviews.

One of the combatants was contacted at the scene.  Three additional involved parties were found hiding in bushes and ditches by deputies and officers.  Interviews of witnesses and a possible suspect were still being conducted at the time of this news release.

As of 4:30 am, the victim is listed in critical condition at Mercy Medical Center Intensive Care Unit.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.