Several assaults were reported to authorities Friday night in San Diego and in the South Bay, leaving victims with non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives are investigating whether the shooting of a 16-year-old boy and the stabbing of a 19-year-old man near an apartment complex in the Nestor community are related.
Officers received a radio call at about 11:45 p.m. Friday involving a shooting and located the 16-year-old boy near a bus stop at 1600 Oro Vista Road, suffering from a gunshot wound in the right upper thigh area. According to police, the teenager was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and would not provide any information to authorities.
During that time, the Chula Vista Police Department responded to the stabbing of a 19-year-old man at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista. The man was stabbed in the neck in the apartment complex at 1600 Oro Vista Road, authorities reported.
That the man was transported to the hospital by two companions who were uncooperative, police said. The 19-year-old man was unable to provide a statement due to his injuries.
“At this time we are unable to confirm if these incidents are related," police said in a news statement. "The stabbing victim needed emergency surgery and was transported to UCSD Hillcrest. Following surgery, the victim was listed as stable and expected to survive."
San Diego Police on Saturday also reported an assault at about 2:45 a.m. reported two assaults in the Corridor community in San Diego. A 21-year-old man was stabbed or slashed three times in the upper body, and a 26-year-old man was struck by a hammer during an attack by at least two other men.
Police say the assault occurred in the 4100 Block of 36th Street, and a motive for the assaults was not immediately known.
The men sustained non-life threatening injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics.
Anyone with information about these attacks is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.