UPDATE: Gilroy Man Stabbed with Screwdriver in Apparent Gang-Related Attack

A 25-year-old man was stabbed behind South Valley Middle High School on Sunday could be ruled out as an affiliated gang member by police.

Updated Monday at 2:15 p.m.

A Gilroy man who was stabbed once with a screwdriver in an apparent gang-related attack could be rule out as a possible gang member, police say.

According to Gilroy Police spokesperson Sgt. Chad Gallacinao, the department's preliminary investigation of the incident states that the victim could not be a gang-affiliated, but could have possibly been perceived as a gang member by the assailants.

Gallacinao said the department received several incoming 911 calls, including a call from the victim himself.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was walking through a soccer field behind South Valley Middle School around 6:40 p.m. Sunday when two men approached and asked if he was affiliated with a gang.

One of the suspects reached into a backpack he was carrying, grabbed a screwdriver and stabbed the victim with it once, according to police.

The two men then fled, police said. The victim's wound was not serious and he refused medical treatment.

Police are attempting to locate the suspects, both described as about 18 to 23 years old.

The suspect who stabbed the victim is described as a Hispanic man with a light complexion, between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, black shorts and a black backpack.

There is no further description for the second suspect.

Anyone with information about the assault is urged to contact Gilroy police at (408) 846-0350. Anonymous tips may be phoned in at (800) 782-7463.

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