A 14-year-old boy died after being fatally stabbed outside of a school in East Los Angeles on Saturday.
According to ABC 7, an investigation is currently underway after Steven Cruz was stabbed outside of Griffith Middle School around 3:30 P.M., and then rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities revealed that the suspect fled the scene on foot after wounding Cruz, who was a Garfield High School student, with an unknown object. A 13-year-old boy has since been arrested for the crime.
Fox News reports:
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old high school student outside an East Los Angeles middle school.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials say the teenager was taken into custody at his home around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. His name was not released. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.
The victim, a student at Garfield High School, was stabbed in the chest shortly after classes let out Friday at David Wark Griffith Middle School. He was later declared dead at a hospital.
After the incident the school was put on lockdown for four hours. A seventh grader told reporters:
“We just heard that some guy stabbed some kid,” said seventh-grader Josias Sajqui. “I’m OK right now. I was really scared.”
Students had to be released from the school campus one-by-one when parents gathered in the back of the facility to see their children.
We will keep the Cruz family and Steven’s loved ones in our prayers.
SOURCE: ABC 7 | PHOTO CREDIT: NewsInc Screenshot