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22-year-old man stabbed and killed at Costa Mesa liquor store, another injured nearby

Thursday, June 13, 2024 14:53

Police were searching for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of one man and wounding of another victim in Costa Mesa.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (CNS) — Police were searching for a suspect Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of one man and wounding of another victim in Costa Mesa.

Officers responded to a stabbing in the 1700 block of Placentia Avenue on Tuesday around 11 p.m. A 22-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities did not release the victim’s name.

While investigating a fatal stabbing, police found a 19-year-old man who had been attacked earlier at Placentia Avenue and Shalimar Drive. The second victim, who was taken to hospital by family members, is believed to have been attacked by the same suspect.

Police suspect the attacks were gang-related.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to police is asked to contact Detective Ramon Hernandez at 714-754-5097.

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