San Diego Police were investigating a stabbing on Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter soon after nightclubs closed early Thursday.
The 33-year-old man was able to talk with officers who found him bleeding on Fifth Avenue near F Street at 2:40 a.m., police said.
The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was rushed into surgery for a stab wound to the upper torso, SDPD Lt. Kevin Mayer said.
Mayer said the details surrounding the stabbing were unclear.
Officers found a damaged Mercedes Benz one block away from where the man was found. There was debris scattered on the sidewalk near Fifth Avenue and E Street.
Witnesses told police there was a fight in the area where the Mercedes Benz was parked.
Two women were arrested on charges of felony vandalism for the damage to the car, police said.
Jorge Dominguez told NBC 7 his daughter’s phone was stolen and her daughter’s friend was beaten, suffering injuries to her face.
Dominguez said the man who was stabbed tried to get his daughter and other women to leave the club with him but the women refused.
Police it’s unclear what prompted the fight or how many people were involved.