Man was stabbed to death yesterday in an apparent gang attack, San Diego police said. Police identified the man as Francisco Nava, 24. The stabbing initially was reported as a shooting at 2:45 p.m. on Olivewood Terrace near Logan Avenue in Mountain View, said Sgt. David Jennings. Officers arrived a minute later and found a man with a stab wound lying near a sidewalk, homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney said.
Paramedics took Nava to a hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m.
Detectives determined that Nava and several friends were on Olivewood Terrace when suspected gang members yelled gang challenges at them. One in the group confronted Nava and stabbed him, witnesses told police. Police did not release a description of the assailant and said it was unclear whether he had run off, or had driven away.