A man was stabbed and pistol whipped at a party early Sunday morning.

Police say the 22-year-old was in the backyard of 230 Rankin Ave. when he was stabbed in the back by one man while another struck him in the face with a gun.

The incident occurred among nearly 300 people who had gathered at the rooming house for a party.

Windsor Police spokesperson Sgt. Brett Corey said he has little information about what may have led to the attack but said it "may be of a retaliatory nature."

"Our victim is not cooperating with us right now. That should be noted," Corey told CBC News.

Police said before the man was stabbed, a white male asked the victim his name. When he responded, he was then stabbed three times in the lower back.

A black male then pulled a pistol from the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt and struck the victim in the face with it.

The suspects then fled the scene on foot, eastbound through the skate park on University Avenue.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are seeking a white male, approximately 20 years old, standing 6-foot-5. He has a muscular build and a tattoo on the left side of his neck. He was wearing a red coat and red hat at the time.

Police also seek a black male who was wearing a red hoodie.