Boy stabbed near transit center

VISTA, Calif. — A boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries Friday in what investigators said they believed was a gang-related stabbing at the Vista Transit Center.

The stabbing was reported about 1:45 p.m. at the center, located at 100 Olive Ave., according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Nathan Rowley.

“A male juvenile suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso and arms was located …,” Rowley said.

The boy was taken to Palomar Hospital for treatment of his injuries, the sergeant said.

“Witnesses described three Hispanic male juveniles approaching the victim as he walked to the transit center from school,” Rowley said. “The suspects then stabbed the victim multiple times and ran from the scene. At this time, it’s believed the suspect knew the victim.”

The attack is being investigated as gang-related, Rowley said.

Anyone who witnessed or has information about the attack was urged to call the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200.

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