WEATHER »

Eastside Stabbing Sends Teen to Hospital

18-Year-Old Expected to Survive After Multiple Stab Wounds


An 18-year-old was stabbed on the 1100 block of Mason Street, near Franklin Elementary School, late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. “Investigation indicated that the victim had left a party, was walking to a restaurant, and he was struck on the head with a blunt object, and then stabbed repeatedly,” said police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood.

At 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, Officer Eric Rosenberg, who was in the hospital parking lot for an unrelated case, “saw a vehicle pull up at a high rate of speed,” said Harwood. He saw that the victim, who was aided out of the car by friends and family members, was “bleeding profusely.” He questioned the victim, triggering an investigation.

The police have not determined whether the incident is gang related. They would not comment on the number of assailants. The victim is expected to survive.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

School Shooting Threat to Santa Maria Schools Made via Facebook

Further investigation revealed that suspect did not have access to firearms.

Celebration of Life Ceremony Scheduled for Mark “Marky” Meza, Jr.

The 21-year-old former Carpinteria resident was killed in the Borderline shooting.

Jennifer Doudna Talks Gene Editing

She's confident the controversial technology will be used for good.

Phone Scammers Target Businesses

Pretend to have a delivery that just needs some cash or a wire transfer.

Former Ataris Bassist Pleads Guilty to Real Estate Scam

Michael Davenport faces up to 30 years in prison.