Police are investigating the stabbings of three male juveniles Wednesday night near Estero Park in Isla Vista.
The victims include an 18-year-old from Santa Barbara and a 17-year-old and 14-year-old from Goleta.
The incident occurred at approximately 9 p.m. on the 800 block of Camino Del Sur, according to Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover.
Sheriff’s deputies and UC Santa Barbara police officers responded to the scene after the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of “several male subjects fighting and two that were in need of medical help,” Hoover said in a release.
When law enforcement arrived, they found an 18-year-old male and a 14-year-old male “lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds,” Hoover said.
The two victims were transported to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Shortly after, deputies learned that a 17-year-old male from Goleta with stab wounds had been driven to the hospital by friends and was receiving medical care.
The victims are recovering from their injuries. Their current conditions are unknown, Hoover said.
The incident is currently under investigation. Sheriff’s deputies have secured the crime scene and are investigating the circumstances leading up to the incident to determine and locate the suspect.
It is unknown at this time how many attackers were involved.
Anyone with information about this incident can call the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 805-681-4150. Individuals can also leave an anonymous tip at 805-681-4171 or on the SBSO website.
Updated at 12:15 p.m.