3 Stabbed, 3 Shot in Separate Incidents Near Hollywood & Highland
HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) – Two men were stabbed early Monday morning on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, authorities said.
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 at about 1:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles police.
Firefighters treated the victims at the scene, before they were taken to area hospitals.
Sources tell 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.
It wasn’t the only violence in Hollywood on Monday morning.
Minutes before the stabbings, three people were shot outside a nightclub in the 1700 block of Ivar Avenue, according to Los Angeles police.
Initial reports said two people were shot. But the LAPD later increased the number of injured to three.
As of Monday at 12:20 p.m., all three were in stable condition, police said.
Then at about 6:30 a.m. another person was stabbed at a hotel on Highland Avenue, police said.
The victim of that incident was not seriously hurt.
The LAPD is investigating all of the incidents. Anyone with information was urged to call the LAPD Hollywood Division.