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Police were searching Monday night for the assailant who fatally stabbed a 2-year-old girl and left her mother in critical condition at a home in South Los Angeles.

A call came in to police around 9:50 p.m. of stabbing victims inside a home in the 3500 block of Arlington Avenue, according to Sgt. Carlton Brown with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The toddler was pronounced dead at the hospital, Brown said. Police had initially stated that the little girl had not been injured in the attack.

Her mother, described as a black woman in her 30s, was transported in critical condition with multiple stab wounds, according to Brown.

The assailant was still at large.

No additional information was available.