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* Gilroy man stabbed with a screwdriver in an apparent gang-related attack behind South Valley Junior High School

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A man was injured in Gilroy on Sunday evening when he was stabbed with a screwdriver in an apparent gang-related attack, police said. Police said the victim, a 25-year-old man, was walking through a soccer field behind South Valley Junior High School around 6:40 p.m. Sunday when two men approached and asked if he was affiliated with a gang.

One of the suspects reached into a backpack he was carrying, grabbed a screwdriver and stabbed the victim with it once, according to police. The two men then fled, police said. The victim’s wound was not serious and he refused medical treatment. Police are attempting to locate the suspects, both described as about 18 to 23 years old.

The suspect who stabbed the victim is described as a Hispanic man with a light complexion, between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, black shorts and a black backpack. There is no further description for the second suspect.

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