Police offered few details regarding a stabbing that occurred on the evening of Friday, August 8, at the Guest House Inn at 3344 State St. Officers arrived at the hotel at 8:10 p.m. after receiving a report of a young man being stabbed. Once there, they found an 18-year-old lying in front of the lobby “bleeding profusely” as a result of multiple stab wounds, according to a report of the incident from police spokesperson Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte. The man was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Duarte reports that the man is currently in stable condition and that the investigation is ongoing. Police do suspect that the incident is gang-related.