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17-year-old boy fatally stabbed during Chula Vista house party identified

Police have identified a 17-year-old boy fatally stabbed early Saturday during a house party in Chula Vista as an El Cajon resident.

Mateo Castillo was stabbed about 12:45 a.m. at a home on Rigley Street near Steiner Drive. Police said the attack occurred during a fight that involved several partygoers.

Two other 17-year-old boys also were attacked. They were taken to hospitals and later listed in stable condition, police said.

Chula Vista police received several 911 calls about the incident. One caller said her friend was dying.

When officers arrived, they found Mateo in the house. Officers and paramedics tried to save him, but he did not survive.

One of the other victims was found in front of the house. He suffered injuries — police did not specify what kind — to his face and upper body. The other victim was located two blocks away at East Palomar Street and Medical Center Court. He had suffered a stab wound to his upper body, police said.

Both teens were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police said “many” witnesses were uncooperative with officers. Other partygoers left before officers arrived. As many as 60 people, mostly older teens and young adults, attended the party, police said.

Witnesses were asked to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or submit a tip via P3tips at http://p3tips.com/409. The latter allows users to upload photos or videos as part of an anonymous tip.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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