A San Gorgonio high school senior is the latest victim of violence in San Bernardino.The stabbing follows a disturbing rise in murders San Bernardino, where there have been six homicides in eight days. Experts who have spent years studying crime rates say the sudden rise in homicides is alarming. Jacob Rascon reports from San Bernardino for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on May 8, 2012.
A San Gorgonio high school senior is the latest victim in a string of violent crimes gripping San Bernardino.
The student left campus for lunch Tuesday and was stabbed at a nearby park, according to a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino City Unified School District.
The student was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
The stabbing follows a disturbing rise in murders in San Bernardino. There have been six in eight days, according to authorities.
San Bernardino was once known as a "murder capital," but even people who have spent years studying crime rates in San Bernardino and elsewhere said the sudden rise in homicides is alarming.
A man who claims self-defense stabbed another man to death at his home Monday night, San Bernardino police said. At least seven people reportedly saw the murder.
"My kids, they were playing outside," a neighbor said. “They saw it.”
On Sunday, dozens of others witnessed a double-murder at Delmann Heights Park in San Bernardino. That shooting wounded two others.
"It’s not new," said Eduardo Sanchez, a San Bernardino resident.
While the spike has drawn notice, San Bernardino's murder rate has been higher.
Police have responded to 11 homicides in San Bernardino this year, compared to 31 during 2011. Shootings that claim multiple lives -- like the one at Delmann Heights Park -- push the number of homicide deaths this year to 14.
According to police statistics, there were 30 murders in San Bernardino in 2011, 32 in each of the previous years and 58 in 2005.