BOSTON (CBS) — Three teens were stabbed near Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester Saturday afternoon, according to Boston police. One is in critical condition.
Police said the stabbing happened on Blue Hill Avenue, and that they got a 911 call about the stabbings around 4:50 p.m.
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said a 16-year-old was rushed to the hospital with critical stab wounds and a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old were taken to a hospital with minor stab wounds. He said the 16-year-old with critical stab wounds is still in critical condition.
“Officers from area B2 responded to several radio calls for a group fighting– 10 to 12 teenagers,” Gross said.
The stabbing began as a brawl between two groups of teenagers that escalated quickly, police said. Detectives are combing the area for a weapon.
“We’re hoping to glean whatever we can from any videos in the area, whether it’s from businesses, houses or apartment buildings,” Gross said. “Several have cameras so we’re hoping that will help the investigation.”
BREAKING: Three teenagers stabbed near Blue Hill Avenue/Washington in Dorchester. 1 w/ life-threatening injuries. Police blocked off the area to traffic as they investigate. #wbz pic.twitter.com/MqSHpKmA3W
— Tiffany Chan (@TiffanyChanWBZ) January 25, 2020
No information about a suspect has been released. No further information has been released.