Man Stabbed to Death in South El Monte

The 2500 block of Santa Anita Avenue in South El Monte, as viewed in a Google Street View image.

The 2500 block of Santa Anita Avenue in South El Monte, as viewed in a Google Street View image.

A man died after he was stabbed in a residential neighborhood in South El Monte on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The killing took place about 5:40 p.m. in the 2500 block of Santa Anita Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.

Deputies responded to a report of a an assault when they encountered the victim, “who was suffering from several stab wounds to the upper torso area,” Deputy Marvin Crowder said in a written statement.

The severely wounded man was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the deputy said.

“The only suspect information available at this time is three males in a white sedan,” Crowder said. A motive was not clear.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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