Crime & Justice

2 teenagers stabbed at Redondo Beach's South Bay Galleria mall

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UPDATE 5:00 p.m.: Redondo Beach police say they are looking for a bearded man who was wearing brown and green fatigues Saturday. They say he may be responsible for stabbing two 13-year-olds  Saturday evening at the South Bay Galleria mall.

Detectives told the Associated Press that no one witnessed the attack and they currently aren't sure what the motive may have been. 

The two teens are in stable condition after undergoing surgery Sunday.

Anyone with information should contact the Redondo Beach police tip line at 310-937-6685 or email

PREVIOUSLY 10:20 a.m.: Police are reviewing surveillance video as they investigate the stabbings of two teenagers inside a mall in Redondo Beach.

The teens, who are both under 18, collapsed from their wounds Saturday evening on the third level of the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach.

Police Sgt. Mario Fizulich says the boy and girl are in intensive care Sunday after undergoing surgery.

A security guard found the injured pair near the mall's movie theaters and food court and called for help from police.

Before the boy passed out, he provided a general description of a suspect, an officer told the Los Angeles Times.

Investigators searched the shopping center but were unable to locate any suspects or witnesses.

Police did not order a lockdown, but they did check people and vehicles leaving the mall.