Police seek several suspects in a series of separate stabbing/beating attacks that took place early Sunday morning in SOMA and the Mission.

"Five suspects, all described as Hispanic males around 23 to 24 years old, first approached a single victim who was waiting for friends in a parking lot," reports SF Appeal. The group then reportedly beat that male victim unconscious. The men then walked up Stillman and attacked two additional people. "One suspect allegedly stabbed a victim and took his necklace, and the other victim was slashed on the wrist during the robbery."

Some of the injuries sustained were life-threatening.

The SOMA stabbings happened right outside SFist headquarters. Around 10 police cars (four of them pictured here) showed up on the scene a little after 2 am, with officers running up and down Stillman for a good 15 minutes as they searched for suspects. The beaten parking lot victim was able to get up, however woozily, to speak with police. He could barely stand. (The area, specifically the parking lot at Third and Stillman under the I-80 overpass, is a haven for fighting and crime during the wee hours of the night since no one guards or secures the lot at night. Sunday's brutal beating was merely a drop in the proverbial bucket for the area, sadly.)

The South of Market stabbing followed to additional stabbings in the Mission. At around 12:45 am, two men got into an argument that turned into a fight that turned into a stabbing. One suspect, "a Hispanic male around 45 years old," took it upon himself to slash a victim in the abdomen during the fight. Later at around 1:40 a.m. on the 3000 block of 16th Street, a man was punched and stabbed while talking to a security guard. The suspect in this case is described as "a male aged around 20 to 25."

No arrests have been made in any case. Anyone with any information should call SFPD's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or via text to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.

[SF Appeal]