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Stabbings outside Lake Forest restaurant leave one dead, one critically injured

June 11, 2011 | 11:03 am

Stabbing An argument that started inside a Lake Forest Mexican food restaurant early Saturday morning left one man dead and another in critical condition, authorities said.

Deputies were called to the parking lot of Albatros, a Mexican restaurant, at about 2 a.m and found that two men had been stabbed in a fight involving several patrons, said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino.

Both men were taken to a hospital, where one man in his 20s died a short time later. The other is in critical condition. Their names have not been released.

A third man suffered moderate cuts in the fight but was not stabbed, Amormino said.

Authorities are now interviewing about 20 people who were in the restaurant’s parking lot when the fight happened. It’s not clear how many of them were involved in the fight or what started the argument.

-- Paloma Esquivel

Photo: The scene outside the Lake Forest restaurant. Credit: KTLA