Authorities are actively looking for two suspects they believe were involved in a stabbing incident Friday night in Isla Vista that left one victim with a serious stab wound to his back.

According to Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover, a group of four people — three men and one woman — came in contact with two young men in the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive at around 12:20 a.m. A verbal dispute broke out during which one of the two young men was stabbed in the back. The other was hit over the head with a bottle.

The four suspects were last seen running eastbound on Del Playa Drive. Hoover said her office is looking for the two members of the group detectives believe were directly responsible for the assaults. It’s unclear if the incident was gang-related, she said.


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