SJ Opens 2012 Violently

Bay Area cities saw a spike in incidents this past weekend.

Monday, Jan 2, 2012  |  Updated 8:36 AM PDT
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SJ Opens 2012 Violently

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The Bay Area brought in the new year this past weekend with some stabbings, shootings and one machete-involved murder, according to the Mercury News.

No fatalities were reported on Saturday or Sunday, according to police.

Santa Cruz saw a man strike a police officer with his car, then get charged with suspicion of DUI. They also responded to a stabbing. Oakland had three separate shootings, unrelated and non-lethal.

San Jose, according to the Merc's John Boudreau, started with a shooting and stabbing Saturday, at around 10 p.m.

The shooting was in the 2300 block of Ridgeglen Way. Two males were shot, with one suffering possible life-threatening injuries. The stabbing was in the 100 block of Delmas Avenue. A man walking along the Guadalupe River was attacked, the victim alleges.

Fights and stabbings continued throughout the night, at least one involving gang mentions.

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