Police investigate stabbing in Jacksonville's New Town neighborhood

Man undergoing surgery at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center

Published On: Sep 30 2012 05:01:38 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 30 2012 07:23:34 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed early Sunday in the New Town area, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Pearce Street just before 1 a.m.

Sgt. Michael Paul with JSO said they found a man lying on the street with stab wounds.

Paul said the man was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in critical condition and was undergoing surgery.

Paul said a group of friends were standing outside a home, then went inside, came out again and saw the man lying on the ground.

Paul said there were no suspects in custody at the time, but police were still investigating.

Paul added that anyone with information on the attack call police or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.