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Man Shot By Police After Stabbing Rampage At Long Beach Convalescent Home

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A man allegedly stabbed at least six people at a convalescent home and apartment complex before being shot and killed by police.

Police responded to a call of multiple stabbings Friday night around 8:20 p.m. near East Artesia Boulevard and Obispo Avenue in Long Beach. A man reportedly stabbed three people inside of an apartment complex before walking across the street into the Windsor Gardens Convalescence Home, where he stabbed three more people, all female, according to the L.A. Times. When police arrived, residents of the home helped them find the knife-wielding suspect, who was then shot and killed by the officers.

Five of the six victims were transported to nearby hospitals, their conditions ranged from superficial to critical, according to Sgt. Megan Zabel of the Long Beach Police Department.

The motive for the multiple stabbings is still under investigation. Family members of the suspect told KTLA that he was not known to be a violent person.