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Published on April 01, 2024
Man Stabbed in Non-Life-Threatening Incident Near Basketball Courts in Otay Mesa WestSource: Google Street View

A 28-year-old man was viciously stabbed twice by an unidentified suspect late last night in Otay Mesa West, police report. The incident occurred at approximately 11:15 PM in the Montgomery Waller Rec Center parking lot, situated at 3020 Coronado Avenue.

The victim, who sustained injuries to the chest and lower torso, was attacked near the basketball courts as he was departing the scene. Describing his assailant only as a "male juvenile," the wounded man was quickly transported to a local hospital with injuries that were confirmed to be non-life-threatening.

Authorities are now on the lookout for the perpetrator, and Southern Investigations is spearheading the ongoing investigation. The events leading up to the stabbing remain unclear, and officials have yet to release information regarding a possible motive or if the assailant and the victim were previously acquainted.

Local resident expressed shock and concern over the safety in their community, especially being on high alert when a stabbing disrupts the peace near their recreational havens. "It's just not something you expect to happen here," one of the alarmed residents told us, underscoring the unrest the incident has caused among the Otay Mesa West locals.

The San Diego Police Department urges anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward. Those in the know can contact the department directly or remain anonymous by reaching out to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. For more details about the incident, please visit the SDPD’s official website at