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.