Crime & Justice

​3 hospitalized after brawl breaks out at Whittier soccer game

Two had cuts from a knife or blade to their rib cages while a third was injured on the arm. Deputies are looking for a Hispanic male suspect wearing a black jersey.
Two had cuts from a knife or blade to their rib cages while a third was injured on the arm. Deputies are looking for a Hispanic male suspect wearing a black jersey.
Courtesy of Dylan Tweney

A brawl broke out between two teams in an adult soccer league in Whittier, leaving three people injured with possible stab wounds.

The three people wounded all had non-life-threatening injuries, according to Los Angeles sheriff's Lt. Tracy Stewart. Two had cuts from a knife or blade to their rib cages while a third was injured on the arm. Victims were taken to a local hospital. 

Stewart says more than 20 people were involved in the brawl during the game at El Camino High School shortly after noon.

She says deputies are looking for a Hispanic male suspect wearing a black jersey and that it's believed he used a knife because of the wounds the injured people sustained.