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Stabbing Victim Leaves Trail Of Blood Outside Of The Gold Room In Echo Park

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A man was stabbed near the intersection of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to authorities. LAPD Lt. Michael Mabie of the Rampart Division told LAist that the incident occurred at around 2 a.m., and that the department didn't yet have "any real suspect information."

City News Service reports that police found a trail of blood believed to be that of the victim outside of the Gold Room, a popular Echo Park dive bar located at 1558 Sunset Boulevard. The victim, who was stabbed several times in the chest and face and received a puncture wound to one of his lungs, is expected to survive.

This isn't the first (or even the second) time someone was stabbed at or near the Gold Room. A man was stabbed during a 2015 bar fight at the Echo Park mainstay. Two women were also stabbed inside the bar a year later, in October 2016.