Daly City stabbing victim’s prognosis is good 

The 21-year-old Daly City man who was brutally stabbed in San Mateo for wearing a blue shirt earlier this month is expected to fully recover after talented surgeons saved his life, authorities said.

A 14-year-old suspected gang-banger is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing the victim seven times in his torso — right through the blue shirt. The boy and his friends figured the color blue was evidence that the victim was a rival gang member, prosecutors said.

The suspected Norteño assailants were mistaken, prosecutors said.

The victim and three others were leaving a substance abuse treatment center at the time of the attack July 15. The 14-year-old was the alleged primary aggressor, yelling at the victims who insisted they had nothing to do with gang life, prosecutors said. He allegedly knifed the victim while his friends were beating him, they said.

The attack nearly killed the victim, though emergency surgery at Stanford Hospital saved his life, prosecutors said.

“Apparently he will fully recover,” they said.

The 14-year-old is being tried as an adult. A 19-year-old involved in the attack is facing similar charges.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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