Three men, including a father and his adult son, were hospitalized Sunday after being stabbed at a youth baseball game in Ventura, police said.
Several 911 callers reported a physical fight and multiple stabbings about 4:04 p.m. at Harry A. Lyon Park, in the 2000 block of Cameron Street, the Ventura Police Department said in a news release. The park is adjacent to De Anza Middle School.
"It was only, like, four pitches and they started fighting," a witness told KTLA, describing a melee that investigators said involved at least 10 people.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene and initially found two victims, both stabbed in the upper torso: a 19-year-old man, with several life-threatening injuries, and his 38-year-old father, who was seriously wounded, according to the Police Department.
A 21-year-old man was located in front of the nearby school, suffering from several life-threatening stab wounds, the news release said, adding that he was later identified as "a possible suspect in the stabbing."
Officers also found another 19-year-old man several blocks away from the scene. He was taken into custody on suspicion of being involved in the attacks, the statement said.
The three injured men were transported to Ventura County Medical Center, where they were listed in serious-to-critical condition Sunday evening, according to authorities.
Investigators did not release the names of the four men, citing an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information or cellphone footage of the incident was asked to call Detective Cpl. Casey Sutherland of the Ventura Police Department at 805-339-4467