The San Diego police is currently investigating a possible hate crime involving a 40-year-old man who got beaten and stabbed for wearing a pro-gay shirt.
The alleged assault took place in the Oak Park neighborhood on Monday at around 8.45pm.
The victim was wearing a ‘Gay Pride’ t-shirt and walking alongside College Grove Drive near the Chollas Reservoir when a sedan drove past and its passengers hurled homophobic insults at him, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey said.
The sedan had allegedly turned back and stopped near the victim, before several men got out and began punching and kicking him while shouting derogatory terms, reports CBS8.
The victim managed to escape but sustained a 4-inch stab wound on his left forearm. He then called his parents for help with his phone.
He was later sent to a hospital by the paramedics to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The police is still actively working to identify the suspects and people with any information are encouraged to contact the San Diego police at (888) 580-8477.