SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles sheriff detectives launched an investigation of the grisly homicide of a 45-year-old man that occurred Tuesday evening in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles.
Crime scene investigators discovered blood covering a parked car following the violent stabbing attack in the 13500 block of Maie Avenue, authorities said.
Detectives also found a pool of blood on a sidewalk nearby.
The victim had been involved in a physical altercation with an unknown male, according to investigators. During the altercation, the victim suffered apparent stab wounds.
They say the stabbing victim ran to a neighbor's house, pleading for help. Those neighbors called 911 and he was transported to a hospital.
The man later died at the hospital.
Deputies have not released a description of the suspect and the murder weapon remains outstanding.
The murder is being investigated as gang-related, the Sheriff's Department said.