CLAYMONT, Del. (CBS) — Police are investigating a stabbing in the parking lot of a Delaware shopping mall that left a man hospitalized in serious condition.

The stabbing happened at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Tri-State Mall on Naamans Road in Claymont.

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According to investigators, a 27-year-old man and a group of friends were leaving the Simba Grill located inside of the Tri-State Mall.

As the group walked through the parking lot to their vehicle, the 27-year-old man separated from the group and walked to an unknown location of the parking lot.

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A few minutes later, the victim returned suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken by his friends to a local hospital where he is listed in serious condition with multiple stab wounds to the upper body.

A description of the suspect(s) was not immediately available.

Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2630, extension 206 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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