Man stabbed in torso, friend cut on forearm during apparent gang-related attack in Southcrest

Men allegedly issued gang challenge before fight

SAN DIEGO - A man was stabbed in the torso and his friend cut on his forearm during an apparent gang-related attack in Southcrest early Wednesday, police said.
   
The stabbing in the south alley of the 4000 block of National Avenue was reported at 12:40 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.
   
The victims, both in their early 20s, were walking when two men approached them and issued a gang challenge, he said in a statement.
   
A fight ensued and one of the suspects stabbed and cut the victims with a knife, Delimitros said, adding that neither wound was life-threatening.
   
Police described the knife-wielding suspect as Hispanic, bald, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 6 and 130 pounds, last seen wearing a white T-shirt. His accomplice was a roughly 40-year-old Hispanic man, 5 feet 11 and 200 pounds, last seen wearing a gray zippered hoodie, Delimitros said.

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