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Victims interviewed after slashing attacks

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What at first seemed to be three separate attacks at three different locations on Gallup’s north side – Alon gas station, Wendy’s and Car Quest — now appear to be connected.

Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer said there were reports of a man seen carrying a machete.

The victim from the Wendy’s north attack did not recall what happened due to his intoxicated state, Spencer stated in a Dec. 19 release. Detectives are still looking into his attack for further information.

“It appears the victims located at Car Quest Auto, Alon Gas Station and the Court House Square were all from the same incident,” Spencer wrote.  “One victim states they were all together in the arroyo near Car Quest Auto.”

Spencer said a fight broke out and one person used a machete on two victims; another pulled out a knife in self-defense.

All victims were treated, and one was taken to the Gallup Indian Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Please call Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002 or 911 if you spot any suspicious activity.