2 students stabbed near Los Angeles High School
LOS ANGELES - At least one person was arrested in connection with a double stabbing involving two teen boys near a high school in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire neighborhood Monday.
The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call a short walking distance from Los Angeles High School on West Olympic Boulevard. Two people – boys ages 15 and 16 – were stabbed in the incident. One of the injured is a student at LAHS and the second teen was not a student there.
Witnesses told LAPD that a fight broke out between 6 to 10 people near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Rimpau Boulevard. As the fight ended, two vehicles drove off from the violent scene.
Three people, who were not students at the school, were detained, police said. They have been identified as two boys - ages 14 and 17 - and a third person whose age and gender was not released. The 17-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly being in possession of a firearm, authorities said. 23-year-old Danny Ramon Lopez Sanchez was arrested the following day after being questioned and released, police said in a statement. He was booked for attempted murder, with bail set at $1,000,000.
LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho issued the following statement in response to the news of Monday's stabbing.
"Our thoughts go out to the two victims and their families," he said. "All of our students deserve to go to school free of fear and full of hope. We must work together to continue to provide safe passages to and from school.
"Law enforcement is currently investigating this incident, and we are working with the school to ensure our campus remains safe. Counselors and mental health support will be provided to those who may need it in school tomorrow."
Officers recovered two handguns and two knives. The investigation is ongoing.
City News Service contributed to this report.