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Penryn stabbing victim identified

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The victim of a stabbing incident that occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon has been identified. The victim is 28-year-old Chris Temple, a transient who was recently paroled in Placer County from state prison, according to Placer County Sheriff’s spokesperson Lt. Jeff Ausnow. According to Dena Erwin, of the Sheriff's Department, investigation has shown that the stabbing occurred at a location near the Penryn Fast-Pak and the victim ran to the area near the store for assistance. Ausnow said in a press release that Temple reported he was stabbed by an unknown white male wearing dark clothing. Ausnow said Temple was unclear on his reason for being in the area and on the facts surrounding his attack. “Temple received stab wounds to his shoulder, side and back. Temple’s injuries were not life threatening,” Ausnow said. Temple was transported to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment and was expected to be held overnight at the hospital for treatment. Monday afternoon, Fast-Pak owner Ly Ou said the victim had been in the store, located at the corner of Taylor Road and English Colony way, earlier in the day and had purchased a soft drink. She also said the man had been sitting on the bench in front of the store, and to the right of the front door, where numerous drops of blood were visible. Also on Monday, Jerry Cannon, co-owner of Trailhead Coffee located next to the convenience store, said he hadn’t heard about the stabbing but knew something was happening when he saw sheriff’s deputies searching the grounds of Griffith Quarry Park across Taylor Road. The facts surrounding the case are under investigation, Ausnow said. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Placer County Sheriff’s Department at (530) 889-7800. Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously is asked to contact Placer County Criome Stoppers at (800) 923-8191. Informants may be eligible for a cash reward. - Martha Garcia