A 13-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly stabbing a female relative multiple times Wednesday in Garden Grove.
Officers were called to the 11000 block of Gilbert Street around 5:45 p.m. to respond to a woman who was stabbed, according to a release from Garden Grove police.
The 48-year-old woman was found suffering from abdominal stab wounds on the ground outside a home, Lt. Carl Whitney said. Gilbert Street was shut down for several hours between Katella and Orangewood avenues Wednesday evening while police investigated.
Neighbor Lauren Gonzalez said she discovered the woman on the sidewalk and attempted to stem her bleeding.
“Blood for her waist down to her legs — blood," she told KTLA. "I was kind of shocked like, ‘Oh my God, what happened,’ because I didn’t hear no noise.”
As officers attempted to render aid to the victim, she told them the teen who attacked her is a family member. Police did not immediately disclose how the two are related.
The woman was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, according to police.
Officers searched the residence, but the boy had fled. He was later found at a shopping center about half a mile away and taken into custody without further incident.
No weapon had been recovered and the teen was still being interviewed Wednesday night. Detectives had yet to establish a motive.
Officers had been called to the home multiple times before and the boy had a record, according to Garden Grove police Lt. William Allison.
Garden Grove police continue to investigate the crime.