Man Killed, Another Critically Injured in Lennox Stabbing

A man was killed and another was in critical condition after both were stabbed Wednesday night in the Inglewood neighborhood of Lennox, authorities said.

The stabbing was reported around 8:16 p.m. in the 5000 block of W. 111th Place, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies arrived and a man who had been stabbed gave them a description of the attacker. Another man inside the home suffered multiple stab wounds, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Both were taken to a hospital.

"The three men had some sort of a disagreement inside the residence and that led to our suspect producing a knife,"said LA Sheriff's Department Lt. Steve Jauch.

A 46-year-old man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The second stab victim, a 61-year-old man, was in critical condition, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Later in the evening, deputies in South Los Angeles received a call of a man claiming to be an assault victim a few blocks from the original stabbing, authorities said.

The 24-year-old man, who had minor injuries, was arrested after being identified as the attacker in the earlier stabbings.


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The knife that was believed to be used in the assault was recovered at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Kevin Labeach contributed to this report.

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