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    1 man killed and another injured in Costa Mesa stabbings
    • June 12, 2024

    COSTA MESA — Police Wednesday were looking for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of one man and the wounding of another victim in Costa Mesa.

    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 immediately release the name of the 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 gang-related.

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

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    ​ Orange County Register