A female UC Santa Barbara student was wounded in a stabbing after a party in Isla Vista on Friday night.
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. at a residence on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. The victim was stabbed in the pelvis, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brad Welch said in a release.
The suspect is described as a college-aged black male adult with dreadlocks and wearing a black sweatshirt, Welch said. Law enforcement has not been able to locate the suspect, who fled the area before first responders arrived.
The 24-year-old victim was provided care on the scene and then transported to the hospital.
Witnesses described an altercation between the suspect and the victim, but “their relationship is unknown at this time,” Welch said.
Authorities at the scene blocked off the intersection of Del Playa and Camino Del Sur with caution tape following the incident.
The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information can call the Isla Vista Foot Patrol at 805-681-4179 or leave an anonymous tip at 805-681-4171.
Updated 1:55 a.m.