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Four Corcoran men believed to be involved in a weekend stabbing that left one man severely injured were arrested Monday, according to the Corcoran Police Department.

Jose Martinelcampo, 27, Johnny Soto, 23, Tomas Garcia, 20, and Jose Gutierrez, 20, were all booked into the Kings County jail on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and participating in a criminal street gang.

Police say the four are linked to an incident that occurred early Sunday morning.

According to Deputy Police Chief Gary Cramer, just after 2 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Dairy Avenue for a report of an assault. When they arrived, officers discovered a 20-year-old unnamed man who had been attacked.

“We located the victim near the Corcoran High School,” Cramer said. “He [had been] stabbed several times.”

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment to injuries that Cramer described as non-life threatening.

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During the investigation, officers were able to determine that the four men had ties to the stabbing. They also learned that the attack was gang-related.

“They all participated in the assault, however we believe one actually [committed] the stabbing,” Cramer said, adding that officials are not releasing the name of that person.

Cramer said all four of the men were arrested in different areas of Corcoran and placed into the county jail.

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The reporter can be reached at 583-2427 or swilliams@HanfordSentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter at ShannonW_HS.

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