A stabbing outside the Healdsburg Community Center on Tuesday afternoon landed one man in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and prompted police to order the center’s lockdown as they carried out an intense search of the area for the suspect.
The man, Luis Enrique Gonzalez, 22, of Healdsburg, remained at large Tuesday evening as parents arrived to pick up their children from the center’s after-school program. No children witnessed the attack, and neither of the men were involved with the community center or its activities, according to according to Healdsburg police Lt. Matt Jenkins.
The 23-year-old victim was wounded in his arm and was rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where he was in stable condition, Jenkins said.
Police and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office searched Gonzalez’s nearby residence in the Oak Grove Apartments, on the 1500 block of Grove Street, and Foss Creek, which runs between the community center property and the apartment complex.
The Sheriff’s Office assisted with a K-9 unit and the Henry 1 helicopter.
The stabbing was reported just before 4 p.m. at the Healdsburg Avenue site, the former Foss Creek School.
At the time of the incident and after school program was in session, Jenkins said, but no children were exposed to violence.
Police and sheriff’s deputies described Gonzalez as having a shaved head, mustache and wearing a black shirt and jeans. Healdsburg police suspect the attack could be gang related.
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