A 19-year-old man is in hospital this morning after being stabbed at a downtown Winnipeg restaurant patio Thursday.

The victim was outside on the patio when a group of men surrounded him.

A disagreement broke out around 1 a.m. and one of the men in the group punched the victim, as another stabbed him in the mid-section.

The group of men fled the scene and the victim was taken to hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

Winnipeg police are continuing their investigation.