A man suspected of multiple stabbings at a home in the Jamacha-Lomita neighborhood was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing two men and wounding a woman, authorities said.
The stabbing was reported at around 2:40 a.m. on the 800 block of Carlsbad Street. When San Diego Police Department officers arrived, they found three victims, SDPD Lt. Jud Campbell said.
One man, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man, 36, was
taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Campbell said. A 24-year-old woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of wounds that were not considered life-threatening.
The victims have been identified but their names are not being released at this time, SDPD said.
Campbell said it appears there was a gathering at the home when an altercation broke out and the stabbings occurred.
Michael Major, 38, was arrested for committing the stabbings, according to Campbell. He was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the fight and is currently being booked into county jail on two counts of murder.
A neighbor recalled the moment the incident occurred.
“It was around like 2:45 in the morning and I was looking through the window and my pops here was also looking through the window and we seen a couple females running almost house to house banging help me – help me my brother is dead,” Esteban Lieras told NBC 7. “My mom had called 911 inside and that’s when everyone started coming out and that’s when one of the ladies was out here saying my brother is dead – my brother is dead that’s all she was saying.”
“I feel shocked that it’s so close to home and other people we know around here,” Lieras said.
Homicide detectives are investigating the stabbings.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.