Police were searching Sunday for three suspects who beat and stabbed a man in an apparent gang-related attack in Culver City.
The attack happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a Little Caesar’s Pizza restaurant at 4042 S. Centinela Blvd., Culver City police said.
According to police, the victim was standing by his car when three men approached and demanded to know where he was from, then yelled gang slogans. The suspects then punched and kicked him to the ground.
During the attack, he was stabbed three times — once under his right armpit and twice in the back. The assailants fled on foot, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The suspects were all described as Hispanic and believed to be either 21 or 22 years old, police said. One was believed to be 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 to 150 pounds, with short dark hair, a black shirt, blue jeans and a tattoo on his chest.
A second suspect was estimated at 5 feet 9 inches tall, 120 to 130 pounds, with short light-colored hair, white shirt and khaki pants. He had tattoos on his arms and chest, police said.
The third suspect was described as 5 feet 3 or 4 inches tall, 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a blue LA hat — possibly a Dodgers ballcap — dark shirt and dark jeans, police said.
Anyone with information on the suspects was asked to call Culver City police detectives at 310-253-6300. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.