The rapper XXXTentacion in a 2016 mug shot from the Florida Department of Corrections. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Rapper XXXTentacion was knocked unconscious and a 19-year-old concertgoer was stabbed during a brawl that broke out during a performance at the Observatory North Park, police said Thursday.

Someone rushed up on stage at the venue on University Avenue near 29th Street and punched XXXTentacion around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, San Diego Police Sgt. Jordan Wells said. The rapper was whisked offstage as security guards fought with about 10 other people.

At some point during the melee, the 19-year-old victim was stabbed. He was taken to a hospital and was treated for a non-life-threatening injury, according to the sergeant.

The venue was emptied following the fight and police officers were on hand to make sure the crowd dispersed. No arrests were immediately reported.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.