22-year-old man stabbed and killed at Costa Mesa liquor store, another wounded nearby

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Thursday, June 13, 2024
1 man killed, another wounded in stabbing at Costa Mesa liquor store
Policewere looking for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of one man and the wounding of another victim in Costa Mesa.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (KABC) -- Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of one man at a liquor store and the wounding of another victim about two blocks away.

Officers responded to a knife attack in the 1700 block of Placentia Avenue at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. A 22-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities did not release the name of the deceased victim.

While investigating the fatal stabbing, police found a 19-year-old man who had been attacked earlier at Placentia Avenue and Shalimar Drive. The second victim, who was taken to a hospital by family members, was believed to have been attacked by the same suspect.

Police suspect the attacks were possibly gang-related.

A description of the suspect was not available.

Anyone who may have helpful information for police was asked to call Detective Ramon Hernandez at (714) 754-5097.

City News Service contributed to this report.