SAN JACINTO (CBSLA) – A boy was stabbed to death by another child during what appears to have been a fight between siblings Tuesday morning in San Jacinto.
At 9:47 a.m. Tuesday, Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of East Main Street on an assault with a deadly weapon call, where they found the boy injured inside a home.
He was rushed to a hospital, where he died, the sheriff’s department said.
Neighbors told CBSLA the blended family moved in a few months ago and there were three children living inside the home. That morning, an 8-year-old and a 10-year-old who both reside there got in a fight over a video game, neighbors said. One child pulled out a knife and stabbed the other child.
Pastor Brian Hawkins lives around the corner and says word spread very quickly in the small San Jacinto community about how two young children got into a fight and one of them died.
“When I saw the response of law enforcement in the area I knew something serious had happened,” Hawkins said.
“Imagine his family: his mom and dad,” neighbor Mike Laivanakora said.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating. Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 951-791-3400.