THOUSAND OAKS : Teen-Ager Stabbed in Parking Lot

A teen-ager who escaped serious injury in possible gang gunfire last Easter was stabbed when several suspected gang members attacked him in his girlfriend’s parked convertible, sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.

Cary Laviada, 18, of Thousand Oaks, suffered several minor stab wounds in the confrontation about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Taco Bell parking lot on East Avenida De Los Arboles, Sheriff’s Detective Ernie Montagna said.

Laviada, who was treated and released from Los Robles Regional Medical Center, was in the passenger seat of the car when a group of eight to 10 males assaulted him with broken bottles and a screwdriver, Montagna said. He said the most serious wound was to the abdomen.

The driver of the car, a 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl, was not injured in the incident, the detective said.


On April 3, Laviada was a passenger in a car on Lynn Road when a gunman in another vehicle fired a pistol at him about 4 a.m., Montagna said. He said Laviada suffered a minor wound when the bullet ricocheted off the headrest and grazed the back of his head. No suspect was identified.

Those involved in Tuesday’s attack had arrived at the Taco Bell in three pickups and a sedan, Montagna said.

No suspects were in custody, nor had detectives established a motive, he said.