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UPDATE: 16-year-old killed in Oceanside stabbing

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A boy was hospitalized Tuesday after being stabbed in the Oceanside area, authorities said.

The stabbing occurred near Martin Luther King Junior Park at 4300 Mesa Drive, Oceanside police tweeted at 7:24 p.m.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where his condition is considered “critical.”

Police confirmed the attacker is at large.

Check back for updates on this developing story.