An 11-year-old girl was stabbed to death and a teenage girl was injured in an attack in the high desert community of Littlerock that left a teenage boy in handcuffs, according to county fire authorities, sheriff's officials and news reports.
The violence in the 10300 block of East Avenue R-14 near Palmdale was reported about 7:45 a.m., county fire inspector Matt Levesque said. The 11-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, believed to be 13 or 14, was hospitalized in critical condition, he said.
A teenage boy was found nearby and arrested in connection with the case, according to KCAL9. The station's footage showed the dead girl's relatives weeping uncontrollably.
The motive for the attack was not immediately known.
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