Woman in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed by 13-Year-Old Relative in Garden Grove: Police

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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.

Police responded to a Garden Grove home on May 3, 2017, in regard to a 13-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed a relative. (Credit: KTLA)

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.