Authorities say an 11-year-old girl has been hospitalized following an altercation led stabbing in Mar Vista. Three female teens have been taken into custody in connection to the Thursday incident.

The incident took place in the 3200 block of Sawtelle Boulevard at about 8:55 p.m, police says. The unidentified girl sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital in fair condition.

Preliminary investigation revealed the 11-year-old female was involved in a verbal altercation with another girl when two more young teens came up behind the 11-year-old. One of the suspects was armed with a steak knife and stabbed the 11-year-old in the back of the head. The three suspects fled the scene on foot, police later identified them and then took them into custody.

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