Sacramento police are asking the public's help in identifying suspects in a stabbing that occurred Wednesday afternoon.
Officers responded to Del Paso Boulevard and Southgate Road regarding a report that two people had been stabbed. They arrived to find two women in their 20s who had suffered multiple and potentially life-threatening stab wounds, according to a Police Department news release.
Police said they believe the stabbings were the result of a road-rage incident involving the occupants of two vehicles. It apparently started in the area of eastbound Interstate 80 and southbound Interstate 5.
The victims pulled over in the area of Garden Highway and Northgate Boulevard, got out of their vehicle and became involved in a physical fight with the occupants of the second vehicle. During the fight, the victims were stabbed multiple times. They then got back in their car and drove to the area of Del Paso Boulevard and Southgate Road and called police.
The suspects reportedly got back in their vehicle and were last seen heading north on Northgate Boulevard. Detectives said they think one suspect may be the mother of the second suspect.
The first suspect, thought to be the mother, is described as Hispanic, in her mid 30s to early 40s, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing 150 to 170 pounds. She reportedly has dark shoulder-length hair with purple streaks and is believed to have been wearing sunglasses.
The second suspect, thought to be the daughter, is described as Hispanic, in her 20s, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches, to 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds. She reportedly has dark hair that was in a bun at the time of the assault.
The suspect vehicle is described as a newer silver or gray van, possibly with tinted windows.
Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department's Communications Center at (916) 264-5471, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.