2 Hurt in Stabbing Near L.A. Live

A confrontation between two groups of men escalated to a stabbing early Friday outside an L.A. Live nightclub

By Jason Kandel
|  Friday, Dec 7, 2012  |  Updated 11:55 AM PDT
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Police on Friday were trying to figure out what sparked a fistfight that escalated to a stabbing that wounded two people near the popular downtown destination, L.A. Live.

The incident happened outside the Icon Ultra Lounge at 1248 S. Figueroa St. at 1:50 a.m., said Officer Luis Garcia, a spokesman at the Los Angeles Police Department. The spot is across the street from the Convention Center.

A group of four men were waiting for a friend to pick them up outside the club when four other men approached and a fistfight broke out, Garcia said. One of the men pulled “some sort of object” and stabbed two of the men who had been waiting at the curb, Garcia said.

“We don’t know why they confronted each other,” Garcia said.

The friend picked who picked up the first group took the wounded men to the hospital where they suffered non-life threatening wounds, Garcia said.

Police were looking for the group involved in the attack who melted into the L.A. Live crowds after the stabbing. There was no good description available.

Garcia said no witnesses have come forward.

Police said crime is rare at L.A. Live, one of the city’s biggest entertainment complexes, that sits on 27 acres near the Staples Center sports arena.

A call to an L.A. Live spokesman was not immediately returned.

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