Police Investigate Stabbing of 15-Year-Old

Boy Taken to Hospital, Suffered Non-Life-Threatening Wounds to His Arms

The Santa Barbara Police Department is reporting that an apparent gang-related stabbing either late in the night of Sunday, October 19, or early this morning resulted in a 15-year-old boy being taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds to his arms.

According to a press release from police spokesperson Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte, the boy was waiting to meet a friend at the corner of Voluntario and Cacique streets when a vehicle approached. The boy estimated that five people were in the car. Two stepped out, asked the boy where he was from, and then allegedly “stated a local gang name” and began stabbing the boy. Though he fled, he suffered stab wounds to his arms. A family friend transported the boy to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, whereupon police were summoned.

Duarte asked that anybody with information about this incident call Sgt. Gaona at (805) 897-2339.

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