A 19-year-old Oxnard man was in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest during a gang brawl Saturday outside a house in Fillmore, authorities said.
Luis Morales was hospitalized at the Ventura County Medical Center. Sheriff's Department officials said his injuries were not life-threatening.
Morales' friend, Jesus Ramirez, 19, also of Oxnard, suffered a minor stab wound in the leg during the fight. He was treated at the same hospital and released.
According to Sgt. Ernie Montagna, Morales and Ramirez arrived at a friend's house in the 400 block of Old Telephone Road shortly after midnight when they were confronted by several men in a car.
Words were exchanged and a fight ensued, Montagna said. The fight lasted a few minutes before the suspects fled.
Ventura County sheriff's deputies spotted the suspects' vehicle a few blocks from the scene and arrested three men.
Fillmore residents Hector Enrique, 36; Eddie Murillo, 25; and Albert Martinez, 25, were each taken into custody on suspicion of conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon.