BOSTON (CBS) — A woman has been arrested for the stabbing death of another woman in South Boston.
Police say the victim was attacked Friday around 8:30 p.m. inside a third floor apartment on East 9th Street in the Old Colony public houses.
A woman, identified by police as 20-year-old Sara Kelly, was arrested a short time later. She was picked up at the Old Colony Avenue-Columbia Road rotary.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports
The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Boston Medical Center. Neighbors say the victim was a longtime resident of the housing project and a mother of five.
They say the two women knew each other.
Police are continuing an investigation.
This is the fourth homicide in South Boston since April. All have happened within a few blocks of each other.
Police say in the last two months, additional resources have been assigned to the neighborhood, resulting in over 200 arrests.
” I am committed to putting an end to the behavior that negatively impacts the quality of life for the hard-working, law abiding residents of South Boston and across the City,” Commissioner Ed Davis said at a recent community meeting in South Boston.