UPDATE: 4 DEAD, more critically wounded in series of stabbings in California

We are getting reports in of a series of stabbings in Orange County, California that have left at least 2 people dead and several others critically wounded:

ABC 7 is reporting 3 people dead:

At least three people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a series of stabbings in Orange County Wednesday afternoon, police say.

The Garden Grove Police Department said it all started at an apartment complex in the 12000 block of Jentges Avenue, where one person was stabbed to death. A second person was taken to a hospital.

The suspect was arrested near a 7-Eleven on Harbor Boulevard and 1st Street in Santa Ana. Paramedics there were seen performing CPR on a man believed to be a security guard. That person was also rushed to the hospital.

Another person who was seen laying in a parking lot next to a Subway also died.

Garden Grove and Santa Ana police were investigating at least eight crime scenes in the area.

Eight crime scenes. Wow.

UPDATE: Now we’re hearing 4 dead:

UPDATE 2: According to NBC Los Angeles

A man who allegedly went on a deadly stabbing spree in Orange County Wednesday was arrested, Santa Ana police said.

The suspected stabber went into a Subway restaurant in the 3800 block of West First Street and stabbed a person to death before going to a nearby 7-Eleven on the intersection of West First Street and Harbor Boulevard and attacking a security guard there, the Santa Ana Police Department said.

Police said they then took the suspected stabber into custody at that point, but the man is also suspected in a double-stabbing in Garden Grove on Jentges Avenue.

In addition, there appears to be another stabbing scene at a Chevron gas station.

UPDATE 3: It appears that 4 dead is sadly correct:

UPDATE 4: Confirmed, 4 dead, 2 wounded…

We’ll update you with more when we get it…

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