Five guests stabbed at wedding

June 8, 2008 12:13:40 PM PDT
Fremont police today are looking for a group of males who allegedly stabbed five wedding guests at a reception on Saturday night in the parking lot of Niles Banquet Hall in Fremont. Around 9 p.m. the six to eight males reportedly crashed the reception at the hall, located at 37270 Niles Blvd. A fight broke out when the uninvited guests were asked to leave, police said. The fight spread into the parking lot, but by the time police arrived, the suspects had fled the scene. All five stabbing victims and a sixth victim who sustained head trauma were transported to area hospitals. Four of the victims suffered major injuries, according to the Fremont Fire Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6800. A double shooting at the same banquet hall in February, also during a wedding reception, left one person dead and another injured. That shooting was thought to be gang-related, police said at the time.