This much is known: there was a stabbing last night, Monday, in Ocean Beach. Police found the victim, in his 30’s, lying on the ground in the alley between the Arizona Bar and Winston’s, and unconscious. The alley is between Newport Avenue and Santa Monica off Bacon Street.
San Diego Police Lt. David Rohowits stated to media:
“His abdominal organs had been eviscerated from a stab wound to the stomach. [As far as] our investigation right now, we’re certainly looking for witnesses, the victim was unconscious so we’ve been unable to get a statement from him.”
He was taken to UCSD Medical Center, and it is said that his injuries are not life-threatening. Witnesses told Ch 10 News the victim was at the Sunshine Company – a bar on Newport – earlier in the evening.
Also in that same bar Monday was a guy who had been kicked out of the Sunshine Company around 10:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that he was armed with a knife and had been threatening others when he left the bar. Police were called to the scene and that’s when they were directed to the injured man in the alley – the alley is behind the Sunshine Company.
“We are not certain at this point that the earlier brandishing of a knife in Ocean Beach was connected to this incident that occurred about a block away. We’re not sure if it’s connected or not, [but] we’re certainly trying to track that person down.”
Dozens of people were interviewed and questioned by police, but supposedly, no one witnessed the actual knifing. Police plan on reviewing surveillance videos from the area businesses.