SAN DIEGO – A rally at a popular karaoke bar in Kearny Mesa turned violent on Sunday morning, with a man stabbing a 60-year-old in the parking lot, police said.
The stabbing happened just outside Hive, a large bar and restaurant with private karaoke rooms, on Convoy Street in the heart of the neighborhood’s dining and entertainment district, the San Diego Police Department said in a press release.
A caller reported the attack around 12:20 p.m. and officers arrived to find the victim with multiple stab wounds. Police immediately began providing medical care to the man, and paramedics arrived shortly after to take over.
Video from OnScene TV showed medics treating the man, who was bleeding profusely, in Hive’s main lobby. Finally, they put him on a stretcher and drove him to an ambulance. He was pronounced dead in hospital an hour later, police said.
According to detectives, the stabbing happened in the parking lot, but both men were part of the same group of people who attended a party at the bar beforehand. It was not immediately clear what started the fight or how it escalated into a deadly stabbing.
The other man left the bar before officers arrived, police said. Late Sunday morning, he had not yet been arrested or publicly identified.
Many people were still at the bar when police arrived, and videos showed investigators interviewing some of them. Officers cordoned off the parking lot for hours.
Police urged anyone with information about the deadly attack to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
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