6 stabbed at New Year's Eve party in Hanford, police say

A New Year's Eve party in Hanford ended in violence after a man stabbed six people overnight, police say.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police officers swarmed the King's Garden apartment complex early Friday morning after receiving multiple reports of people being stabbed.

Hanford Police say it all started with an argument at a New Year's party inside the complex.

At some point, things boiled over and two men stabbed six men and women.

It didn't take officers long to track down the suspects, 21-year-old Rene Garcia and 26-year-old Rogelio Cuevas, at another apartment in the area.

Authorities say they don't know what kind of weapons Garcia and Cuevas used during the stabbings -- or what led to the attack.

"We're not quite sure at this time if it's gang-related or not," Hanford Police Cpl. Jarred Cotta said. "Our investigators are still currently working. I believe more information from them will come out in the near future as to what the motive was in regards to the stabbing."

Cpl. Cotta says five victims were brought to hospitals by ambulance and another was flown by helicopter.

All are expected to survive. Neighbor Jeremy Brewster was glad to hear police caught the suspects.

Still, he's concerned about recent crime activity at King's Garden.

There was also a shooting at the complex just two months ago.

"It was kind of frightening for me," Brewster said. "To live here (it) is a good place but there's a lot of violence that happens up here."

Garcia and Cuevas are being held at the Kings County Jail on multiple counts of attempted murder.
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