16-Year-Old Dies From Injuries Suffered in Triple Stabbing in Dorchester

Two other victims, ages 13 and 16, suffered what appear to be minor injuries, according to Boston police

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A 16-year-old has died from injuries he sustained in a triple stabbing that occurred Saturday evening in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood after a fight broke out between two groups of teenagers, authorities announced Sunday.

Boston police say Yonan Guerrero was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Commissioner William Gross, who was on scene late Saturday night, says it appears there was a fight between two groups of 10-12 people that quickly escalated.

"For the neighborhood, they shouldn't have to witness anything like this," Gross said of the violent stabbing.

Police received a call just before 5 p.m. for a stabbing in the area of 575 Blue Hill Ave.

Officials say it appears the other two victims, ages 13 and 16, have minor, non-life threatening injuries. Their names were not released Sunday.

Police say the victims are expected to survive.

Commenting on the city's endless efforts to lessen violent attacks just like this one, Commissioner Gross said, "We work on conflict resolution. We work on other avenues when it comes to conflict resolution other than violence."

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the stabbing incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.

There are no suspects at this time, and no arrests have been made.

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