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Rural Manteca fight ends with stabbing

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POSTED July 31, 2013 1:58 a.m.

A disagreement turned violent Tuesday in an unincorporated area south of Manteca near the San Joaquin River.

Shortly before 4 p.m., San Joaquin County Sherriff’s deputies received a call about a fight at the 26000 block of Airport Court – located roughly six miles from the Highway 120 Bypass – and that one of the people involved may have been stabbed.

When they arrived they discovered a male victim that had a slice wound that was not life threatening. Paramedics treated him on scene.

Those that were believed to have been responsible fled, and according to San Joaquin County Sherriff’s Department Spokesman Les Garcia, the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

The fight itself took place in some of the rural houses that were built on the inside of the levee along the San Joaquin River. Airport Court – located just off of Airport Way where it first bends in South Manteca – serves as a primary access point. Only one house sits on the road itself.

When the San Joaquin River flooded in 1997, and the river rose in subsequent years, all of the homes were under varying levels of water. Much like those built near Turtle Beach, they appear to be stilted – the garage areas are all of the houses are on the bottom and the living quarters are elevated.

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