In a shocking twist, a quiet Azusa neighborhood turned into a scene straight out of a horror movie during a Halloween party, leaving multiple people injured this past Sunday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has jumped into action, investigating a night of chaos that involved both gunshots and a stabbing.
A Night of Terror in Azusa
Residents living near Banewell Avenue in Azusa will forever remember a Halloween party gone terribly wrong. At around 10:30 PM, what was supposed to be a festive gathering of young people quickly descended into chaos, sending shockwaves through the neighborhood.
One resident, Vanessa Gómez, described the chilling moment, saying, “I heard children screaming, and when everything unfolded, their cries sent shivers down my spine.”
Victims of Violence
The consequences of this Halloween nightmare were grim. LASD reported that four individuals suffered gunshot wounds and were rushed to local hospitals. Although their ages weren’t specified, all of them were young. There was also one person who fell victim to a knife attack, adding to the horror of the night.
Christian Mendez, a cousin of one of the stabbing victims, recounted the horrifying ordeal, saying, “I saw my cousin get stabbed, and within seconds, gunshots rang out, and I had to run for my life.” He pointed to his cousin’s injuries, revealing, “He was stabbed in the arm and torso and even took a blow to the face with metal knuckles.”
Desperate Moments for Desperate Times
In the midst of the chaos that gripped the Halloween revelry, an anonymous neighbor shared his terrifying experience. In a bid to escape danger, he sought refuge in a neighbor’s patio. He recounted, “I feared I might have to defend myself, not knowing if the intruder was one of the assailants.”
Shocked and Unsettled
Residents of the usually serene neighborhood expressed their disbelief at the sudden violence. One neighbor summed it up, saying, “This incident has left us all in shock. Our neighborhood is known for its tranquility, and such problems are completely alien to us.”
Law enforcement assures the community that the injured victims are expected to recover. However, the motive behind this shocking incident and the identity of the suspect(s) remain subjects of an ongoing and thorough investigation by the LASD. The community anxiously awaits answers and resolution in the wake of this terrifying night.