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A man was in critical condition Sunday after being stabbed multiple times during an apparent attempted carjacking in an Orange County grocery store parking lot, according to Fountain Valley Police Department.

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Police responded to reports of a stabbing around 9 p.m. Saturday in a Stater Brothers parking lot located at 11085 Warner Ave. (map) in the city of Fountain Valley, according to a department news release.

Investigators believed the man was walking to his car with recently purchased groceries when a teenager demanded his keys, a struggle ensued and the man was stabbed about four times in his upper torso area, the release stated.

The man was transported to a local hospital, underwent surgery and listed in critical condition.

Multiple witnesses positively identified a 17-year-old who was detained about one block east of the crime, according to the release.

The Fountain Valley resident was on parole and booked into the Orange County Juvenile Hall.