LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Police Tuesday sought the public’s help to identify four teenagers involved in the fatal stabbing of a 33-year-old man in South Los Angeles.
The fatal stabbing took place blocks from Los Angeles Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s home, who has been relatively silent on the daily shootings happening in and around his district.
Los Angeles Police Department officers responded just after 6:10 p.m. on April 1 to the area of West 89th Street and Western Avenue, near St. Andrews Recreation Center, on reports of an assault with a deadly weapon and learned that paramedics had taken Dominic Lord to a hospital to be treated for at least one stab wound prior to the arrival of officers, according to a department statement.
“Unfortunately, Lord failed to respond to medical aid and was pronounced dead at the hospital,” police said.
Investigators discovered surveillance video that showed Lord and the four suspects exit a bus at West 89th Street and Western Avenue before an argument erupted.
Lord attempted to flee the scene, but the suspects chased and surrounded him. He then fell to the ground, where he was stabbed at least once.
The suspects fled following the stabbing and were last seen traveling eastbound on Manchester Avenue, east of Harvard Boulevard, according to the LAPD.
The suspects were only described as two boys and two girls, all between 14 and 16 years old.
Anyone with information on the stabbing was asked to call LAPD Detectives Mendoza or Rose at 323-786-5113. Calls during non-business hours or on weekends should be made to 877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
2UrbanGirls contributed to this article.