A man was allegedly stabbed by a relative this afternoon in Long Beach’s South Wrigley neighborhood and is in critical condition, police say.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that the two relatives were involved in an argument around 2:50 p.m. at the 2400 block of Cedar Avenue that escalated into a fight. Eventually, one of the relatives stabbed the other before fleeing the scene, police said.

Officers arrived at the scene shortly after and found a man with multiple stab wounds to the upper body, police said.

The Long Beach Fire Department transported the wounded man to a nearby hospital where he is in critical but stable condition, Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Allison Gallagher said.

LBPD is currently investigating the incident.

This is the third reported on stabbing incident in Long Beach in as many days.

A woman was killed in Long Beach’s Willmore neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 18 after her son allegedly stabbed her multiple times in the upper body during an argument, according to police.

Yesterday, a woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing two people during an argument in North Long Beach. In this case, the two people stabbed were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to the upper body.

Woman arrested on suspicion of stabbing 2 during argument, police say