MODESTO – Police said a 13-year-old girl stabbed two young girls and then herself at a Modesto sleepover early Saturday morning.
Officers arrived at the home on the 2600 block of E. Orangeburg around 1 a.m. after getting a report of multiple stabbing victims. In a bedroom at the home, they found two 13-year-old girls and an 11-year-old girl suffering from stab wounds.
The girls were taken to nearby hospitals where they were initially listed in critical condition, Modesto police spokesperson Heather Graves said. However, the 11-year-old was discharged early Saturday afternoon from Memorial Medical Center and moved to another hospital, where she is still listed in critical condition.
The 13-year-old suspect is listed in serious condition. Police said the suspect could face attempted murder charges.
"They were my two best friends. I never had any other closer friends," 9-year-old Lynae Rico said.
Lynae and her family couldn't believe it when they learned their neighbor's 13- and 11-year-old daughters had been stabbed in their home.
"I was woken up at about 2 o'clock in the morning, and they were telling me about them getting hurt, and getting into a big huge fight, and I started to cry a little bit," Lynae said.
Neighbors didn't know what to think as they watched paramedics place children in the backs of ambulances. They said they never saw any signs of problems from the family.
"I could tell that they were good parents, that they kept an eye on their children and were very loving and involved with them," Lynae's mom Nicole Rico said.
"I just hope they get better soon, and then we'll try to restart and be friends again," Lynae added.
Graves said officers are investigating the details surrounding the stabbing.