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1 man shot dead, several people stabbed in massive brawl at Calif. lake

One man was fatally shot and more than five people stabbed in a sprawling brawl Saturday at a Northern California lake, police said.

Two of the stabbing victims were airlifted from the scene at Lake Berryessa, while others were transported to hospitals in private vehicles, the San Jose Mercury News reported. The deceased man was not publicly identified.

“There were several victims who were stabbed,” Napa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Henry Wofford told the outlet. “We don’t have the count at this point. My understanding is there’s more than five who were stabbed for sure.”

No suspects have been arrested or publicly identified in connection with the violence, according to the Mercury News.

Police responded to the scene at Oak Shores Day Use Area around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. The public area on the west side of the lake is a popular spot on summer weekends and sits about 45 miles north of San Francisco Bay.

“We didn’t witness the brawl,” Wofford told the Mercury News. “By the time we were there, there wasn’t a brawl, there were victims, stabbed victims and a gunshot victim. It was pretty chaotic.”

Investigators from various agencies worked through the night to interview witnesses and collect evidence from the scene, Wofford said. However, cops said they don’t know what sparked the violence.

Lake Berryessa has been the scene of several deadly drowning incidents since 2020, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. While the waters themselves have proven treacherous, the area is not known for violence.


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