A clash between rival gangs on the Pajaro River levee left one man with a life-threatening head injury and police with few leads about the estimated 20-person brawl Wednesday evening.
The violence was reported around 6:13 p.m. near the Pajaro River Bridge at Main Street. Witnesses said about 20 people were involved, police said. Apparently, a large group of gang members had attacked two rivals.
The brawlers scattered when cops arrived. Officers saw some running east on the levee toward Lincoln Street and the man with head injuries was found near Marchant Street, police said.
The injured man, age 21, had multiple head injuries. It wasn't clear if he had been hit with a blunt object or stabbed, police said. He was conscious and was not cooperative with officers.
The man was flown to an out-of-county trauma center for treatment. He suffered life-threatening wounds and was listed in critical condition late Wednesday.
No arrests have been made. Detectives ask that anyone with information about the case call the Investigations Division at (831) 768-3350 or the Crime Tip Line at (831) 768-3544.