A teen has been taken into custody in connection with a triple stabbing that took place near a hospital in Yakima, Washington, on Tuesday night.

Police responded to the scene around 9 p.m. after receiving reports of the incident. The officers found three people — a 45-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, and a 19-year-old man— with stab wounds and rushed them to a nearby hospital.

In the meantime, the officers tracked down the suspect, a 14-year-old girl, and arrested her a few blocks away from the crime scene. She has since been booked into juvenile detention.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims confronted the accused following which she attacked them with a knife. Though the exact motive behind the stabbing was not known, police believe it may have been gang-related.

Yakima police are "investigating the possibility that it had to do with gangs," Yakima police Lt. Chad Stephens told Yakima Herald. It was believed that the accused and the 19-year-old victim were affiliated with gangs.

Police said another 15-year-old girl was also involved and they were forwarding charges on her, KOMO News reported. It was, however, unclear how the 15-year-old was involved in the incident.

Stephens confirmed that the victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and have been discharged from the hospital.

An investigation into the incident was ongoing.

The incident comes days after a 22-year-old man fatally stabbed his younger brother near their Washington home. Investigation revealed Bobby Hun got agitated following a virtual meeting with his psychiatrist and threatened his 11-year-old brother, Murphy Hun when the latter tried to calm him down. The accused then picked up a kitchen knife and began chasing his brother down the street before stabbing him multiple times. Police found the victim lying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk and rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The accused was arrested and booked into King County Jail.

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Among the arrested individuals in Operation Boo Dat were Tier 3 sex offenders. This is a representational image of a police tape at a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, on Jan. 23, 2019. Joe Raedle/Getty Images