On January 10 at approximately 8:34 p.m., the Escondido Communications Center received a call of a stabbing in the 500 block of W. 15th Avenue. Officers arrived on scene minutes later and located a 30-year-old male and a 25-year-old male with stab wounds. Both victims were taken to Palomar Hospital. The 30-year-old died from the stab wounds and the 25-year-old is in stable condition.
The assault began when two males inside a black Toyota sedan arrived at the location. The four males began arguing and one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed both victims. The two suspects fled in an unknown direction in the vehicle they had arrived in. There are no suspect descriptions being released at this time.
The incident appeared to be gang related .
Both gang and homicide detectives are investigating the incident. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to the family.
Anyone with information about the homicide is encouraged to call the police department.