Investigators in West Hollywood are searching for two suspects who allegedly stabbed a victim after the city’s Halloween Carnaval.
The stabbing occurred shortly after 1 a.m. near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Huntley Avenue. Lt. David Smith, with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, said four men became involved in a fight, and two of them were stabbed. One of the victims suffered a stab wound to the upper torso and was hospitalized. The other victim’s wound was less severe, and he was treated and later released.
“It started as a fight, two against two, and the stabbing occurred,” Smith said. “The suspects were last seen running southbound on Huntley.”
Smith said the description of the male suspects was vague. One was described as a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt, while the other was wearing a green Halloween costume.
“Our detectives are working on it,” Smith added. “We are checking surveillance cameras and interviewing witnesses as well.”
The stabbing was one of three violent incidents that occurred during or after the carnaval. Smith said a male victim was slashed with a knife during an altercation behind the Fiesta Cantina in the 8800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. He added that one individual was taken into custody for the incident, but did not provide specifics. Another man was arrested for battery after punching a victim and knocking him unconscious.
No further details were available.
Smith said the three incidents were considered serious but added that the number remained low considering the hundreds of thousands of people attend the annual event.
“It’s pretty good for having 500,000 people,” he said. “I think it’s the same or lower than last year.”