Two injured, one critically, in Tenderloin stabbing 

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Two men were injured in a stabbing -- one critically -- in the Tenderloin early Monday morning, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The two victims were with another acquaintance in front of a pizza parlor in the 400 block of Ellis Street about 2:38 a.m. when they got involved in a verbal altercation with three other men, Esparza said.

The altercation escalated when one of the suspects picked up a sharp object and stabbed slashed one of the victims in the throat and the other in the head, Esparza said. The third victim was punched.

The two victims who sustained knife wounds were taken to the hospital, Esparza said. The victim cut in the head is in stable condition but the victim who had his throat slashed is in critical condition.

The three suspects fled the scene and as of Monday morning are still outstanding.

They are described as two men aged 20 to 29 and one aged 30 to 39, Esparza said. One of the younger suspects was wearing a shiny, silver baseball cap, black jacket with gray sleeves, blue jeans, a long chain necklace and had a "chinstrap goatee."

The second suspect was described as wearing a red, short-sleeved football jersey and blue jeans. The third, older suspect was said to be wearing a camoflauged shirt, blue jeans and black baseball cap and was said to be tall and skinny.

Anyone with information on this attack is encouraged to call police at (415) 575-4444 or text at TIP411 with "SFPD" at the beginning of the message.

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