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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a deadly stabbing in South Sacramento.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. Friday morning near the intersection of 21 Street and 65th Avenue, just south of Florin Road.

The three male victims were all transported to a hospital where two of them later died. The third victim is still fighting for his life.

Investigators say some sort of fight between two groups led to the stabbing.

Max Yakimtsev lives just steps away from where the stabbing occurred. He says “I was home but didn’t hear anything.”

More than a dozen evidence markers could be found as Crime Scene Investigators canvassed the area for clues.

Officer Linda Matthew says the surviving victim was able to get help from a neighbor.

“He went into the neighborhood and sought help by knocking on someone’s door and from there he was transported in an ambulance to a different hospital,” Matthews said.

The other two victims died at the UC Davis Medical Center.

Investigators believe the people involved knew each other and that this was an isolated incident.

Still, families living nearby are worried and feel unsafe.

“Its getting better but this makes me wonder – we need to do a lot of work for our safety,” Yakimtsev said.

Sacramento police aren’t sure how many people were involved in the fight or how many suspects were involved, or if the incident was gang related.

Investigators are asking the community for help, if you have any information regarding this case, call them at 916-264-5471.