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Two stabbed in apparent gang conflict

A confrontation between what police believe were two groups of Los

Angeles gang members left two young men hospitalized with stab


The incident happened Sunday morning at 1:18 a.m. in the 100 block


of North San Fernando Boulevard. Police said a group of men were

walking along the sidewalk when another group of men pulled up in a

car and an argument ensued. A 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, both of Los Angeles, were stabbed in the back before the suspects

drove away, police said. They were taken to County-USC Medical Center


in Los Angeles for treatment, but police said their injuries were not


Police arrested five young men ranging in age from 18 to 22 on

suspicion of being involved in the stabbing. Both the suspects and

victims appeared to be gang members from the city of Los Angeles,

police said.

Ben Godar