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4 teenagers wounded in Laguna Beach knife fight

March 12, 2010 | 11:31 am

The location of the knife fight. Credit: Google Maps Four teenagers suffered knife wounds in a Laguna Beach fight that landed one boy in surgery and another in detention, police said Friday.

The clash involving 16- and 17-year-old boys occurred about 2:38 p.m. Thursday near Kilo Way and Alta Vista Way, said Lt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department.

After responding to reports about a fight, officers stopped a vehicle carrying four teenagers at Glenneyre Street and Alta Vista Way.

One of the boys had been stabbed in the stomach and two others were slashed on their hands, Kravetz said. They were taken to a hospital, where the boy with the stomach wound underwent surgery. He was expected to survive.

Other officers went to a home on Juanita Way, where they found a 16-year-old boy with minor knife wounds, Kravetz said. He was treated and taken to a hospital for further evaluation and later detained for assault with a deadly weapon and taken to juvenile hall, Kravetz said.

“It appears the group of kids in the [vehicle] had been involved in a week-long disagreement with the kid at the house,” Kravetz said. “It culminated with the boys driving up to his house to confront him, and the kid armed himself.”

-- Ann M. Simmons

Map: The location of the knife fight. Credit: Google Maps

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