3 stabbed in fight with party crashers at quinceañera

SAN DIEGO -- Three men were stabbed after an argument at a quinceañera  in City Heights turned violent late Saturday, police said.

The 911 call came in around 11:45 p.m. at an event venue on the intersection of 42nd Street and El Cajon Boulevard, said San Diego police Sergeant Michael Tansey. At some point during the party, a group of uninvited guests, described as Hispanic men, crashed the party and began harassing female attendees, Sgt. Tansey said.

The party crashers were confronted by a group of male attendees and the verbal confrontation escalated, turning physical.

Three men, identified as an 18-year-old, 22-year-old, and 25-year-old were stabbed, the police sergeant said. In addition, a 16-year-old was hit in the mouth with an unknown weapon, said police.

All four victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The group of suspects left the party on foot. Someone at the party was trying to follow the group when one of the suspects fired shots at their vehicle, Tansey said. The driver has not been located.

“We found the car that was shot. Where the suspects fled and that had bullet holes in it and it was abandoned over on Marlborough Avenue And now we’re currently actively looking for suspects in the area," said San Diego Police Lt. Mike Ramsay.

The stab victims were unable to provide a description of the group of suspects.

The incident is being investigated by gang detectives with the San Diego Police Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the listed Command handling the investigation or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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