HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) – Three crimes unfolded near Hollywood & Highland on Monday leaving six victims, authorities said.
In one attack, two men were stabbed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at about 1:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles police.
The men were sitting at a table outside Leila’s Pizza and Deli on the south side of Hollywood Blvd near Highland, when they were approached by a group of men.
One victim was stabbed in the head, the other in the neck, Los Angeles police said.
Sources told KTLA 5 both men were in critical but stable condition. However, their injuries were not believed to be life threatening.
Investigators believe gang members may be to blame.
“Statements between the victims and the suspects lead us to believe it was gang related,” LAPD Capt. Beatrice Girmala told KTLA 5.
Minutes before the stabbings, three people were shot outside a nightclub in the 1700 block of Ivar Avenue, according to Los Angeles police.
As of Monday afternoon, all three were in stable condition, police said.
Then at about 6:30 a.m. another person was stabbed a few blocks away in front of the Best Western in the 2000 block of Highland, near the Hollywood Bowl, police said.
The victim died at the hospital.
The LAPD is investigating all of the incidents. Anyone with information was urged to call the LAPD Hollywood Division.
The violence was nothing new to Hollywood.
Back in June, three transients were charged in the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman who took their picture on the Walk of Fame.
Dustin James Kinnear, 26, was charged with murder; Jason Joel Wolstone, 33, was charged with assault by means likely to produce bodily injury and two counts of accessory after the fact; and Brian Joseph Widdows, 34, was also charged with two counts of accessory after the fact.