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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

Tragic Stabbing in Sunset Park, say Santa Monica Police. Tranquil Neighborhood Stunned

Three members of one family were stabbed, and the family's son is the suspect.


January 25, 2019

The 1200 block of Sunset Avenue is among the quietest neighborhoods in Santa Monica

Three members of one Santa Monica family were stabbed by another family member in their Sunset Park home on Thursday morning. Neighbors said the family's son had stabbed 3 other family members, killing his own mother.

Thursday morning at about 6:23 AM, the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Sunset Avenue regarding a 911 call with a male requesting assistance, , said Santa Monica Police Sergeant Roberto Villegas.

Officers found three adults, two males and a female, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The Santa Monica Fire Department responded and treated the wounded.

The woman succumbed to her stab wounds at the scene. The male victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition with stab wounds to the chest and a second male was also transported with stab wounds to the abdomen.

SMPD Detectives said the three victims were in one family: mother, father, and adult son in his 40's.

The investigation is ongoing and at this time no additional suspects are being sought. The names of the victims and the suspect will not be released pending further investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Detective Elias at (310) 458-8943; Sgt. Skogh (310) 458-8992; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.


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