Gilroy police are investigating a gang-related stabbing that took place at a junior high school Sunday night and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
Officers responded to the soccer field at South Valley Jr. High at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday on a report of a stabbing. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been walking across the field when two unidentified suspects approached him and asked if he was in a gang.
One of the suspects reportedly reached into his backpack and armed himself with a screwdriver, police say. The suspect stabbed the unidentified 25-year-old victim with the screwdriver and fled with the other suspect, headed northbound on Forest Street.
The victim sustained a non-life-threatening stab wound and refused treatment at the scene, according to authorities.
The Gilroy Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team is investigating the incident as being gang-related. The armed suspect is described as being between Hispanic, between 18 and 23 years old, about 5-feet-5-inches tall, and wearing a gray T-shirt, black shorts, and a black backpack. The victim was unable to provide a description of the second suspect other than that he was also Hispanic and between 18 and 23 years old.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Gilroy police at (408) 846-0350.