The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate a double stabbing that occurred outside the Tiger Cafe in Ashburn July 8.
"We are working with the victims to gather information about possible suspects," Kraig Troxell, the Sheriff's Office spokesperson, said.
Shortly after midnight, July 8, Sheriff's deputies responded to the parking lot of the Parkhurst Plaza where they encountered several men fighting, according to Troxell. As they were containing the scene, deputies learned that two men had been injured.
"We believe the stabbing happened in the parking lot and not inside the restaurant," Troxell said.
A 21-year-old Sterling man was located at the Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne and a second victim, a 19-year-old Sterling man was found at Falke Plaza in Sterling. Apparently both men had left the scene of the fight with friends.
The two victims were airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The 19-year-old man was released Sunday July 9. After being held in stable condition, the 21-year-old man was also released later in the week.
Two other men were treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries stemming from the fight.
The incident began inside the Tiger Cafe where the "1Shot Rock Tha Mic" rap competition was being held.
"Basically this was a rap competition and two of the rap groups, members of the groups, began to argue," Troxell said.
The fight escalated inside the cafe with chairs, tables and bottles thrown before spilling over into the parking lot.
This is the second rap competition that has been held at the Tiger Cafe, which had no security for the event.
"The Tiger Cafe is fairly new and we know of no trouble at the first event [they held,]" Troxell said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. People wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. The Sheriff's Office is offering a possible reward of up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest and indictment.