Glassell Park man stabbed while walking dog


GLASSELL PARK — A man was stabbed in the back while walking his dog late Thursday night in Glassell Park.

The victim was walking his dog near Chapman Street and Estara Avenue at about midnight when he was approached by two men. One of the suspects walked up from behind and stabbed him in the upper left shoulder. The two suspects then fled, said Lt. Richard Parks of the LAPD’s Northeast Division.

The victim was taken to L.A. County-USC Medical Center, where he received treatment for his injury, which was not life threatening.

The victim did not get a good description of the suspects, said Parks. “No conversation took place between the suspects and the victim. They stabbed him in the back and fled.”

Officers do not know if the incident was gang related.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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  1. Who the hell walks their dog at midnight. Problem with these newcomers is that they think nothing is going to happen to them.. These are the people that swim with the sharks, pet the lions , live with the bears and think nothing is going to happen .You moved into the hood newcomers

  2. hmmmm seems implied in the same way the victim is likely caucasian… otherwise it would state his race, most likely.

  3. Go walk your dog in the middle of the night Charles 🙂

  4. There’s No excuse for violence of any kind toward anyone; whether they are new to our community or not!
    Common sense is a personal choice; yet, everyone must feel safe in the community they call HOME!
    It is best not to be antagonistic toward one another! Instead let’s demand better services from our City Officials and we should all have a common goal of making Highland Park a safer community for everyone to enjoy!

  5. Crime is up in NELA look at the Northeast Division Crime Stats
    9 rapes in April
    26 Robberies and 54 Burglaries this month. Just stating facts people. Don’t hate.

    • There could be double that in crime and still everyone you hate is staying put. Murder and mayhem is small potatoes compared to losing your home equity, so sorry no “newcomer” flight. Let that fact keep you up at night.

    you white folks make me laugh all the time

  7. Don’t forget to walk your dog tonight

  8. Fabian o'Phurrel

    At least the dog was left unharmed.

  9. avenues trash

  10. Mando Medina at it again with racist rants, I particularly like your 8th grade level written piece in the Nela community Beacon where you spread lies about white “newcomers”. Your editorial POS article claimed non-documented accounts of racist acts against latinos as if the KKK itself had just invaded Highland Park and were seeking out latinos.
    I feel pity for you because your outside view of people moving to NELA is going to provide you with exactly zero personal growth. Maybe it’s not racial , perhaps you are disturbed and need to seek help. Whatever your problem is you need to educate yourself beyond your preconceived notions. The people moving to NELA are not card carrying GOP members who follow a yellow haired monster they are creatives and people seeking out the very culture attributes you lie about them trying to destroy.
    For anyone interested the propaganda piece was allowed to print in the Spring 2016 issue of the Beacon, shameful .

  11. Mando Medina can I buy you a beer sometime on York ave?

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