Fight over skateboard leads to fatal stabbing in Echo Park, police say

Man is stabbed to death after fight over skateboard in Echo Park, police say

A man in his 20s was stabbed to death in the Echo Park area late Friday in a fight that began over a skateboard, police said.

The confrontation occurred about 11:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard when the victim was approached by three men, also in their 20s, said Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The alleged assailants tried to take the victim’s skateboard and a fight ensued, Vanegas said. One of the suspects stabbed the victim in his torso and fled the area, according to police. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The suspects remain at large, Vanegas said. No other information was immediately available.

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