BRENTWOOD -- Four people were stabbed in a parking lot fight outside a Brentwood bowling alley early Monday, police said.
Officers were called about 1:30 a.m. to Harvest Park Bowl, 5000 Balfour Road, after a group of regulars leaving the alley were confronted by a second group made up of "at least six people we'd never seen before," alley owner Jim Wangeman said.
The confrontation quickly escalated into a physical fight and alley staff called police, Wangeman said. Officers were on the scene "almost immediately and diffused the whole situation so it didn't get any worse than it was," he added.
By the time officers quelled the fray, three men ages 23, 25 and 27, and a 23-year-old woman, had all been stabbed, police Sgt. Tim Herbert. The victims were part of a group of bowling regulars and were all residents of either Antioch or Brentwood, he added.
All four were all rushed to a nearby hospital, Herbert said. Three were treated and released, and the fourth remained hospitalized Tuesday morning but was expected to recover, he said.
Investigators have identified multiple suspects but did not release information about them and had not made any arrests, Herbert said.
Anyone with information about the fight is asked to call Detective Todd Orlando at 925-809-7759.
Herbert said the incident was unusual for the area, and Wangeman -- who said he's been in business at that address for almost 18 years -- said it was the
"We're more of a family operation, so this was kind of a shock to us to have happen," he said. "We're very sorry that it happened and we try to protect our customers at all times."
Wangeman said he's considering cutting back his business hours on Sunday as a precaution.
Contact Sean Maher at 925-943-8013. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/OneSeanMaher.