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Assault on Cinco De Mayo Weekend Possibly Gang-Related

Campbell Police are investigating an incident that involved suspects allegedly yelling out "gang terms."

An assault on May 4 may possibly be gang-related, said Campbell Police Capt. Charley Adams.

"We are looking into the possibility this crime was gang-related as we received reports of gang terms being yelled out as the suspects fled," Adams said. "If we find sufficient evidence of this, we would add charges associated to the criminal gang activity, which often result in more serious court sentences upon conviction."

At 4:15 p.m. on the 2300 block of S. Winchester Blvd. a group of four Hispanic males, ages 14 to 18 and a Hispanic female, between the ages of 19 to 25 assaulted two alleged victims, Adams said.

The descriptions of the suspects, who are still at large, are as follows:

  • Hispanic male juvenile 16-17 years old, skinny, shaved head, wearing a black hoody sweatshirt with San Jose Shark fin on the front
  • Hispanic male juvenile 14-18 years old wearing a black San Jose Sharks sweatshirt
  • Hispanic male juvenile 14-18 years old wearing a white and black checkered or plaid button up shirt
  • Hispanic male juvenile 14-18 years old, small stature wearing San Jose Sharks clothing  
  • Hispanic female adult 19-25 years old, heavy build with dark hair in a ponytail.

According to the police report, the altercation began with the suspects walking up to the first alleged victim and surrounding him. The alleged victim tried to walk away but the suspects began to punch and kick him. Two of the suspects were holding knives.

The report also states that the alleged second victim attempted to pull the suspects off of the first alleged victim and was also hit. When the second alleged victim attempted to strike the first suspect, the suspect chased after him.

At this point, another suspect approached the second alleged victim, backing him into a corner. Citizens that witnessed the scene unfold that afternoon started to yell at the suspects, who then fled to a car driven by a fifth suspect. According to the second alleged victim, this fifth suspect picked up and took his cell phone, which had apparently fallen to the ground during the fight.

According to the police report, the suspects yelled out gang terms as they fled.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a silver or blue sedan, similar to a Honda Accord, Adams said.

According to the alleged second victim, the suspects were the same that he stopped from brandishing a knife at another individual at a week or two ago.

Anyone with information on this case, please call Campbell Police at 408-866-2183.

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