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SAN DIEGO — Two women were stabbed Friday in Mira Mesa, resulting in one dying and the other being hospitalized, according to authorities.

San Diego Police Department’s watch commander said a call came in about the stabbing around 2:57 p.m. in the 8600 block of Pagoda Way.

An 87-year-old was killed in the stabbing while a 60-year-old is in critical condition, Lt. Jud Campbell confirmed during a press conference. The victims both suffered stab wounds and are believed to be mother and daughter.

Authorities say the person who committed the crime is still at large. According to Campbell, witnesses described the individual as a man between 40 to 50 years of age, wearing a maroon shirt, blue jeans and escaped in a small gray SUV with an out-of-state license plate. SDPD do warn that the man is armed and dangerous.

Neighbors said they were initially asked to shelter-in-place but that has since been lifted by police.

The homicide unit is at the scene investigating, attempting to determine if the incident was a targeted or random attack.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. 

FOX 5’s Jaime Chambers contributed to this story.