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Two boys ages 15 and 16 were stabbed during a fight near Los Angeles High School on May 1 and police are searching for suspects. The stabbings remain under investigation and authorities are trying to determine what led to the altercation.
The victims were taken to hospitals in stable condition and treated. One of the boys is a student at the L.A. High School, while the other is not a student at the school, police said. Los Angeles Police Department investigators did not release any further information about the victims.
The LAPD’s Wilshire Division received calls around 4:25 p.m. of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 4600 block of Olympic Boulevard, near Rimpau Boulevard. Officers located two victims who sustained stab wounds to their torsos, police said.
Witnesses told officers that a fist fight occurred on the sidewalk between six to 10 people, some possibly students. The stabbings occurred during the melee, and investigators are trying to determine exactly who was involved.
Detectives served a search warrant in connection with the investigation around 11 p.m. on May 1 in the 2300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard. They detained one male adult and two male juveniles. One of the juveniles was arrested for possession of a firearm inside of a vehicle. The second juvenile and adult were questioned and released. Police did not provide any information on the potential connection between the juvenile who was arrested or the people who were questioned and the stabbings near the high school.
The incident is being investigated by the LAPD’s Wilshire Division and the Los Angeles School Police Department.
“Our thoughts go out to the two victims and their families,” LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said in a statement. “All of our students deserve to go to school free of fear and full of hope. We must work together to continue to provide safe passages to and from school. Law enforcement is currently investigating this incident and we are working with the school to ensure our campus remains safe. Counselors and mental health support will be provided to those who may need it in the school.”
Anyone with information is urged to call the Wilshire Division detectives at (213)922-8234. During weekends and off hours, call (877)LAPD247.
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