A youth was stabbed several times in the back during a scuffle in a Ventura motel's parking lot early Saturday morning, authorities said.
The 17-year-old Ventura boy was taken to Ventura County Medical Center just after midnight with six stab wounds to his back, police and motel employees said Saturday.
Police made one arrest in the case Saturday and said they may arrest others.
About a dozen youths with apparent gang affiliations had gathered at the parking lot of the Seaward Inn on Friday night, police said.
Police said they did not know what prompted the stabbing and did not know whether the youth knew his attackers.
The boy was listed in fair condition late Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.