Possible Road Rage-Related Stabbing In Silver Lake Leaves One Dead
One man is dead and another is injured following a stabbing in Silver Lake that authorities say is related to a road rage incident.NBC L.A. reports that police found a 23-year-old-man and 25-year-old man who had both been stabbed in an SUV at the intersection of Sunset and Hoover.
According to City News Service, the vehicle's passenger, the 23-year-old, was stabbed to death, while the 25-year-old driver's hands were "slashed" in the attack. The passenger flagged down police around 7 p.m., and reported the suspect as a white male in a black SUV with mudflaps and a sticker on the back. LAPD's Douglas Bowler told KTLA that two people were involved in the stabbing, described only as a black woman and a white man.
LAPD Sgt. Frank Gonzalez told City News Service, "It's a possible road rage incident. But that has yet to be determined. There is still some discussion on whether they [the suspect and victims] knew each other."
According to KTLA, an incident on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood prompted the road rage, and subsequent double stabbing.
The man whose hands were stabbed is in stable condition at a nearby hospital.