Man critical after stabbing outside Gresham 7-11

Police at the scene of a stabbing outside a 7-11 convenience store in Gresham, Ore., on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)
Police at the scene of a stabbing outside a 7-11 convenience store in Gresham, Ore., on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — A 24-year-old man remains in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times Wednesday morning after a fight outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in Gresham.

Gresham police detectives told KOIN no arrests have been made.

Officers were dispatched to the store, located at Northeast 187th Avenue and East Burnside Street, at about 2:50 a.m. on a report of an altercation. When officers arrived, they found James Bass suffering from multiple stab wounds to his torso, arms and neck. Paramedics transported him to Oregon Health & Science University.

Detectives believe Bass got into a fist fight with two Hispanic man in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven. The two men then allegedly chased Bass from the 7-Eleven down East Burnside to the driveway of a trailer park on  Northeast 186th Avenue, where one or both of the suspects stabbed Bass. They fled, and he stumbled back over to the 7-Eleven.

The altercation was likely gang-related, detectives said, but noted it was not connected to a fatal shooting that occurred Monday night.

The suspects were described as light-skinned Hispanics in their mid-20s, both bald and about 5-foot-8 and 170 to 175 pounds. The first suspect was wearing a grey and black striped shirt and the second possibly had a goatee.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Gresham Police at 503-618-2719.

— Brent Weisberg

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