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Man fatally stabbed at birthday party in Pico Rivera

January 23, 2011 |  1:30 pm

Map shows location of Sunday's stabbing in purple, as well as nearby homicides in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

A man was fatally stabbed on Sunday during a fight at a birthday party in Pico Rivera, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies responded around 12:43 a.m. to a home at the 8700 block of Bradhurst Street. Upon arriving, deputies discovered a man suffering from stab wounds, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man, whose name was not released, was taken by paramedics to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. His death is the first homicide of 2011 for the eight-square-mile city located in the southeastern part of Los Angeles County. At least two homicides were reported in the city last year, according to the Los Angeles Times' Homicide Report.

Authorities said the stabbing occurred shortly after a fight broke out between partygoers and 10 to 15 uninvited gang members, who were demanding entry into the party. At least one gang member fired a handgun at several people, but no one was struck, investigators said.

The gang members fled the scene in several directions after the stabbing and shooting. Authorities did not have a description of the suspects.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department at (323) 890-5500. Callers can also leave anonymous tips at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).


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Map: Shows location of Sunday 's stabbing in purple, as well as 60 other homicides in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report