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.
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The 11-year-old stabbing victim died at a hospital, police said.
More details were not immediately available.
GGPD Detectives currently working a homicide 9800 block of Blossom. Crime occ’rd 0630am. Victim is 11 yr old female. 36 yr old mother also shot and stabbed is stable. 2 yr old and 6 yr old boys unharmed. Father has self-inflicted stab wounds and is in custody. #GGPD32 #homicide pic.twitter.com/b48AWWGP2f— Garden Grove Police (@GardenGrovePD) August 29, 2018
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.