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A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Investigators sought Friday to determine who carried out a late-night fatal stabbing in an oceanfront neighborhood near Border Field State Park.

Deputies responding to a report of an assault found Victor Josue Villa Perez, 19, mortally wounded in the 900 block of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach shortly before 11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It was unclear what led to the slaying.

“The circumstances and motivation behind this incident are still under investigation,” Lt. Chris Steffen said Friday afternoon.

No description of the assailant was available.

City News Service contributed to this article.