Step-Father Arrested in 11-Year-Old Girl's Stabbing Death in Garden Grove

The girl's mother was hospitalized with stab and gunshot wounds following the attacks at a Garden Grove house

A man was arrested in the fatal stabbing of his 11-year-old step-daughter and an attack Wednesday at a Garden Grove home that left the girl's mother hospitalized.

The attacks were reported around 6:30 a.m. in the 9800 block of Blossom Avenue. The step-father, suffering from what police called self-inflicted stab wounds, is in custody. 

The 36-year-old woman, who was shot and stabbed, was hospitalized. Details about her condition were not immediately available.

The 11-year-old stabbing victim died at a hospital, police said.

More details were not immediately available.

Editor's Note: Police initially identified the suspect as the 11-year-old victim's father and later clarified that he is the step-father.  

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