Lompoc police are investigating an attempted murder.
Police were called to Lompoc Gardens on North I Street around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon for a reported stabbing. Officers found an underage victim who had been injured. Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene and airlifted the victim to a nearby hospital. Police said the victim was in critical condition as of Wednesday night.
A Lompoc police officer who was on patrol drove to the area after the stabbing and saw two people leaving, who appeared to be panting. The officer stopped the two people and found evidence related to the crime. Police believe the two suspects, who were also underage, were responsible for the stabbing. They could both face an Attempted Murder charge, and other charges will be pending.
Lompoc Police are asking the public to come forward with any information. You can contact the Lompoc Police Department at (805) 875-8120.