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Man Hospitalized After Possibly Gang-Related Stabbing in Santa Clarita

Sheriff’s investigators are trying to determine what led to a stabbing in Santa Clarita on Sunday that left one man hospitalized and fighting for his life, authorities said.

road-rage-stabbingDeputies responded about 8:10 p.m. to a call reporting an incident at the Canyon Crest Apartments, in the 23000 block of Newhall Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Sam Soehnel.

The victim, who was not identified, had reportedly gone to the apartment complex to attend a barbecue, but before he could drive through the entrance gate he became involved in an argument with two men in a Chevy Impala, detectives said.

The victim was left bleeding on the pavement and crying out for help after being stabbed once in the chest and once in the abdomen, authorities said. He was hospitalized in intensive care and underwent surgery.

Although initial reports indicated that the argument may have been sparked by road rage after a vehicle collision, detectives later said the stabbing may have been gang-related.

No signs of a crash were found on the Impala or the victim’s car, a Nissan Sentra, investigators said.

Sheriff’s officials are looking for the Impala, described as dark or burgundy, with tinted windows and possibly no muffler.