18-Year-Old Killed in Stabbing at Santa Ana Outdoor Party: Police

An 18-year-old died after police found him and another teenager stabbed on the street while responding to reports of an unsanctioned outdoor party in Santa Ana, authorities said Sunday.

The incident happened around midnight in a commercial area at the cul-de-sac of 2000 South Eastwood Ave., according to the Santa Ana Police Department. The teen killed was identified as Andrew Loera of Santa Ana.

Officers arrived at the scene as a big group of partygoers was leaving, the agency said.

Witnesses alerted police about the victims, who were found with apparent stab wounds, according to investigators.

Paramedics responded and transported the victims to a trauma center, where Loera was declared dead at 1:08 a.m. The other teenager, who has not been identified, was last listed in stable condition, the Police Department said.

A Facebook page for a little league team called OC Spartans Soccer Academy identified Loera as a past member of the team, saying he played from the time he was 11 years old until he was 14 or 15. The page requested donations that could go toward the funeral expenses Loera's family will have to pay.

A GoFundMe campaign has been created to raise money for Loera's funeral expenses.

Detectives have not determined a motive, the agency added.

Anyone with information can call police at 714-245-8390 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.