LA PUENTE — A 14*-year-old boy was hospitalized in serious condition Sunday after he was stabbed by apparent gang members, authorities said.
The crime occurred just before 6 p.m. in the 700 block of Tonopah Avenue, Sgt. S. Bracken of the sheriff’s Industry station said.
The wounded teen, who is not believed to have gang ties, was approached by a group of male Latinos who shouted out “Bassett” — referring to an area street gang — before attacking the boy, Bracken said.
The victim was stabbed three to four times in the abdomen, he said.
The attackers were last seen fleeing the area in a dark, 2-door compact car, Bracken said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Industry station at (626) 330-3322.