Updated: Two men stabbed in Quartz Hill Friday, manhunt underway

QUARTZ HILL – At around 8:55 a.m. Friday, two Hispanic men were stabbed by an unknown third male (white or Hispanic) at 65th Street West and Avenue L-12, according to Sgt. Theresa Dawson at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

Both victims, aged 20 and 40, were taken to a local hospital where they are currently listed in stable condition. Officials say the suspect fled from the scene, and a manhunt, conducted by Lancaster Station deputies is underway to locate him.

A knife, believed to be used in the stabbing, was recovered within close proximity to the location of the attack, according to the sheriff’s report.

Officials have not released the motive for the attack and say suspect information is limited at this time. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the attack to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.

Updated: Deputies ended their search for the stabbing suspect Friday afternoon. He was not found. The suspect is described only as a male Hispanic adult who fled the scene on foot.

The search included deputies from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, Special Enforcement Bureau K-9 and handler, a K-9 bloodhound and handler, and Los Angeles County Probation Department officers.

Deputies finished processing the crime scene at about 7 p.m. Friday.

The two stabbing victims were listed in stable condition as of Friday night.

The investigation into this incident is continuing.

  4 comments for “Updated: Two men stabbed in Quartz Hill Friday, manhunt underway

  1. AV Town Crier
    October 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I live at ‘The Gardens’ this is the first major crime we’ve had here. To correct Matt, we not adjacent to the high school. It’s about a mile away–but none-the-less it’s still close and QH is considered a quiet, sleepy little community.

    It appears there was no apparent reason for the attack. Someone just came onto the premise and attacked a maintenance worker. The other worker was injured coming to the first victims rescue.

    Log this incidence under WTF?

    • Matt Keltner
      October 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      I usually go jogging at night in an area near Quartz Hill but still technically in Lancaster. This has made me think twice about it. For one, it happened in broad daylight and, 2.) whoever did it didn’t seem to be afraid that he was outnumbered.

  2. S. Parker
    October 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Wow… just WOW! Even Quartz Hill is going to hell in a hand basket… I guess there truly is no place safe in the AV anymore.

  3. Matt Keltner
    October 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Re: the two men who were stabbed were landscape workers, apparently. One was stabbed in the mouth (tongue) apparently and was bleeding so profusely that they thought it was an internal wound. This occurred near the Mayflower Gardens retirement area. Quartz Hill High School, which is adjacent to this location, was put on lockdown for two hours.

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