Teens injured in El Monte stabbing

Possible gang ties:

EL MONTE — Police are seeking an attacker who stabbed a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man late Tuesday, authorities said.

The incident was reported about 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of Magnolia Street and Mountain View Road, El Monte police Sgt. David Vautrin said.

Both victims were taken to an area hospital where they were listed in stable condition.

A motive in the attack was not known late Tuesday, and the suspect was described only as Latino man, Vautrin said.

The victims, who were believed to be walking together when the stabbing occurred, gave conflicting accounts of the incidents, he added.

The male victim was believed to have gang ties, however it was not clear Tuesday if the attack was gang-related, Vautrin said.

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