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Stabbing victim identified by family, friends

Posted: 8:59 PM, Mar 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-04 12:21:42Z
Stabbing reported in Downtown Bakersfield
Stabbing reported in Downtown Bakersfield

UPDATE: (2/3): Family friends have identified the victim of Friday's stabbing as 19-year-old Brianna Gabriella of Tehachapi. A vigil is being held near the scene of the incident on Saturday night.

The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a deadly stabbing in downtown Bakersfield. 

Police said it happened just before 9:00 p.m. near 20th and Eye Street. 

Officials said an altercation involving several people started near the area and two became involved in a fight. During the fight one of the individuals, an adult female allegedly stabbed another adult female in the upper body.

Police could not confirm, but believe the woman was stabbed with a knife.

Officials said the two involved were at a nearby cafe prior to the argument. 

The victim did not survive the attack. The suspect was apprehended nearby shortly after. Police say the suspect turned themselves in shortly after the incident. 

Police said the investigation is still underway and they are looking for witnesses and possible surveillance. 

Officials could not confirm if the two people involved knew each other or not. 

If you have any information regarding the incident you are asked to call Bakersfield Police at 327-7111.