WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — An overnight stabbing left one man dead in West Hollywood.

The man was stabbed just after 1 a.m. Sunday just outside a high-end apartment building on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. Investigators say an argument between the victim and another man led to the stabbing.

He was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive.

Police are still looking for his killer.

“This is kind of a wake-up call,” West Hollywood resident Drew Ryan told CBSLA’s Greg Mills.

People who live in the neighborhood say it’s a nice area but a bad or dangerous corner.

“It’s a little bit scary,” said West Hollywood resident Vanessa Dimitrova. “This particular corner sometimes I get scared myself.”

Dimitrova was alarmed by what she saw when she got home around 4 a.m.

“I live above the bus station and I saw some blood,” said Dimitrova. “Looked like somebody had been stabbed. A lot of police cars and detectives.”

The blood trail starts on La Brea and goes around the corner. It ended behind the bus stop.

The crime scene cleaner told CBSLA there was a big pool of blood there.

People who live in the area said they’ve tried to get the busy bus stop moved but the city won’t do it.

People say the corner of La Brea and Santa Monica draws people they view as dangerous.

“You see outside of the apartment buildings weird people who just kind of roam around,” said Ryan. “A lot transients and homeless.”


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