A man who survived an unprovoked stabbing in El Sereno is speaking out about his experience.
Daniel Villalobos, a husband and father of three, was attacked by a stranger who stabbed him six times.
He managed to fight off the attacker, but he faces a long and painful recovery ahead of him.
The suspect, David Anthony Zapata, has been linked to a separate deadly stabbing that occurred just hours earlier.
The other victim, Xavier Daniel Chavarin, a 17-year-old honors high school student, was waiting for his parents to pick him up after school when he was attacked and killed by Zapata.
Authorities believe a second person may have been involved in the attacks, as the suspect had someone driving him away from the scene.
The family of Daniel Villalobos has set up a GoFundMe page to help with his mounting medical bills.
Zapata has been taken into custody after barricading himself inside his Alhambra home.