2 Victims Bloodied in Machete Fight

The sheriff's department said the suspects fled after the fight in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Vista

Two people – a teenager and adult – were bloodied in machete fight in Vista Friday night, officials confirmed.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were called out to the Mesa Gardens East Apartments in the 800 block of E. Bobier Drive around 10:20 p.m. to investigate reports of a fight in the parking lot involving multiple people.

When deputies arrived, they found a crime scene and a machete with blood on it.

Two victims were discovered nearby, a 16-year-old boy and adult. The teen had suffered a laceration to his back, deputies said, while the adult had several lacerations to his head and hand. Both were taken to a local hospital and expected to recover.

The sheriff’s department said the suspects in the altercation had fled the scene by the time deputies got there. One suspect was described as a short, 15 to 16-year-old boy with brown hair. No suspect description was available for the second suspect.

Vista Station detectives are investigating the incident. Anyone with information should contact investigators at (760) 940-4551.

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