Santa Monica police are looking for four female suspects who were allegedly involved in the stabbing of two women and one man from Los Angeles in the parking lot just north of the Santa Monica Pier early Thursday, August 2nd, police said.

Police were called at about 1:30 a.m. to the parking lot in the 1500 block of the beach, where a stabbing had been reported.

When officers arrived, they found three people who had been stabbed, Santa Monica police Lt. Alex Padilla said.

The victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Two of the victims, a woman and a man who received stab wounds to their extremities, were released a short time later.

The third victim, who underwent surgery for a stab wound to her chest, was listed in serious condition but was expected to fully recover from her injuries, Padilla said.

The incident occurred when two groups got into an argument in the parking lot and began to fight, he said.

One person yelled what is believed to be the name of a street gang before the three victims were stabbed during the fight, Padilla said.

A red Toyota and a gray vehicle were seen leaving the area shortly after the incident, he said.

Police are looking for four female suspects, all described as Hispanic and approximately 17 to 20 years old.

The first suspect is described as being five-feet tall, having black hair, brown eyes, weighing 130 pounds and wearing a white shirt and jeans. The second is described as being five-feet-one, 135 pounds, having black hair, brown eyes and wearing a burgundy sweatshirt.

Police describe the third suspect as five-feet-one, 100 pounds, having black hair, brown eyes and wearing a white tube-top blouse, blue jeans and blue Los Angeles Dodgers jacket. The fourth suspect is described only as being short in stature.

Police say the incident appears to be gang-related.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit at (310) 458-8451, or the watch commander at (310) 458-8427.