SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A man died after being stabbed multiple times around 10:49 p.m. on Tuesday.

A bystander heard people fighting and called the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Police responded to a call of a fight on the 900 block of Santa Barbara Street, in a parking lot behind a church.

A 57-year-old man was stabbed and critically injured.

He was transported to Cottage Hospital but died from his injuries.

The victim has been identified as a Santa Barbara homeless man but police are not releasing his name.

It is unknown if this stabbing is gang-related.

If you have any information, you're asked to call SBPD Crimes Against
Persons Detective Charlie Katsapis at 805-897-2344.

900 Santa Barbara st., Santa Barbara, CA