16-year-old boy stabbed to death at Long Island house party

NEW CASSEL, N.Y. — A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a fight that broke out at a house party on Long Island during the Fourth of July, police said.

The stabbing happened at about 1 a.m. Wednesday near a home along Roman Avenue and Costar Street in New Cassel, where about 100 people had gathered for a party that police said was advertised on Instagram.

Partygoers left the house and went into the street where a fight broke out at the corner, Nassa County Police Detective Stephen Fitzpatrick said.

The fight escalated and weapons were pulled. Shots were fired from a handgun. A 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were stabbed, Fitzpatrick said.

The younger victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other stabbing victim was hospitalized.

No one was hurt from the gunfire, police said.

Investigators said they believe the killing was targeted and not a random act.

What sparked the deadly fight is under investigation and no weapons have been recovered by authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.