Gang of eight allegedly stab SSF man


A group of eight young men allegedly stabbed a South San Francisco resident Friday evening after accusing him of being part of a rival gang, police said today.

Around 6:35 p.m., a black SUV approached the intersection of South Maple and Tanforan avenues, where it parked, police said.

Approximately eight young men got out of the car and approached a South San Francisco man, identifying themselves as members of the Norteno street gang, police said.

The group accused the resident of being a member of a rival gang and police said they physically attacked the resident and stabbed him before fleeing north on South Maple Avenue.

The man ran to the San Bruno BART station, said South San Francisco police Sgt. Mike Toscano.

Toscano said the man was transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

As of around 7 p.m. today, Toscano said the man was in stable condition.

The victim denied being part of any gang, Toscano said.

Police described the suspects’ vehicle as a Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon and described the group as between the ages of 15 and 25, wearing predominantly black clothing. One person in the group was wearing a red San Francisco 49ers baseball cap, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900, to leave an anonymous message at (650) 952-2244, or email

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