The savage attack yesterday afternoon on a 14-year-old Spanish boy with a Latino father could have been a "confusion." That is one of the lines of investigation followed by the National Police in this case, which occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Calle del Puerto del Puerto de Pajares, 6.
The victim is a student at the nearby Salmantino Cultural Center, a bilingual school, from which he would have left shortly before. He approached a Chinese-run grocery store to shop when, at the door, he was accosted by four or five gang members. The researchers handle the hypothesis that they are Trinitarians.
They stuck a ham knife in his buttocks and very close to his neck. In fact, when the Samur arrived, he still had the weapon stuck in his trapeze, so they decided not to take it off so he wouldn't bleed to death.
He was transferred in serious condition to the Gregorio Marañón hospital. He doesn't fear for his life.
Before that, the boy ran as best he could to his school, where he took refuge and asked the teachers for help, who notified the emergency services.
Police sources indicate to ABC that the victim is not affiliated with any Latin gang. He is a most normal guy. However, his brother could have a relationship with the Ñetas, one of the rival groups of the Trinitarios.
Hence, several lines of investigation are opened: that they confused him with his older brother (they look quite similar physically) or that it was directly a revenge against him through his relative.
The Provincial Brigade of Information has taken charge of the case and carries out all the usual procedures to clarify the case. Meanwhile, it is ruled out that a similar event, that morning, in the Patines park, some courts in Hacienda de Pavones (Moratalaz), with a young man stabbed when he was drinking, has to do with a gang issue.
The 18-year-old stabbed man is recovering at the Gregorio Marañón hospital. Apparently, both groups knew each other from the neighborhood.