Authorities in Lancaster have detained a father in connection with a child abuse call after two of his children were found with fatal injuries while two others required hospitalization. The disturbing incident has left the community in shock and disbelief.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, four children under the age of 10 were discovered with lacerations to their bodies when deputies arrived at a residence in the 1800 block of East Avenue J-2 around 11:50 p.m. on Saturday.
The paramedics immediately transported the children to a nearby hospital. Sadly, two of them were declared dead upon arrival. The other two were fortunate enough to have stable conditions, although they sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.
Authorities have identified Prospero Serna from San Bernardino County as the suspect, although no specific address was disclosed. The Sheriff’s office has confirmed that he is the biological father of all the victims and is currently being held as a person of interest.
According to a statement from the sheriff’s department, homicide investigators have taken over the investigation and are currently in control of the scene. At this time, there is no further information available regarding the ongoing investigation.
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