Woman Dead, Man Injured in Chula Vista Stabbings

Chula Vista Police found a woman dead and a man injured in stabbings at an apartment complex Monday afternoon.

Just after 2 p.m., a man called 911 to request an ambulance at 565 Mc Intosh Street.

There, officers found a man in his early 30s with several stab wounds. He was conscious and talking at the time, though bleeding profusely, officials said.

A woman in her early 40s, who was also stabbed multiple times, was dead inside the unit. The man was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition after surgery.

Detectives with the CVPD have taken over the suspicious death investigation.

"It's a bloody scene inside," said Lt. Fritz Reber. "Both people suffered significant stab wounds." There are several knives in the apartment, he said, so they have not identified a specific murder weapon.

Officials believe the stabbings were a result of a struggle between the man and woman, so they say there are no outstanding suspects or victims.

The female victim has not been identified, but investigators believe she was in a relationship with the man.

"We do have a history of domestic violence at this location," said Reber. "In January, police responded and arrested the male who went to the hospital today for domestic violence." However, he did not have information on who the victim was in that case.

The couple's neighbor Melinda Desmond told NBC 7 she heard nothing Monday before police arrived. She said the two have been extremely quiet for some time.

"They never interacted with anybody," Desmond said. "They would stand out there, smoke cigarettes, and when they'd get done, they'd go right back in." 

If anything knows about this stabbing, you are asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department.

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