LANCASTER – A man in his 20s was stabbed to death in a Lancaster park Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
It happened around 2:57 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at American Heroes Park on the 700 block of West Kettering Street, between Sierra Highway and 10th Street West, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Upon arriving, [deputies] discovered the victim unresponsive on the sidewalk suffering from apparent stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead,” the news release states.
“Investigators learned the victim had been in an argument with an unknown male Black suspect in the park. The male stabbed the victim before fleeing on foot, southbound Fern Avenue, out of sight,” the news release states.
The murder weapon remains outstanding, and it is unknown if the stabbing was gang-related, sheriff’s officials said. No suspect description was provided.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this article was updated to add more details.