WHITMAN, Mass. - A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly stabbing another 16-year-old and causing serious injuries.
The teenage victim was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after the stabbing in Whitman on Sunday night, police said.
On Monday morning, police announced a 16-year-old is being charged with assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
The stabbing occurred on Washington Street, near the corner of Belcher Drive.
The victim, who is a sophomore at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, was taken to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth following the stabbing, which occurred around 9 p.m.
Police said in a news conference on Monday the two teens "definitely knew each other."
Jared Wark, a classmate of both teens, tells us the stabbing stemmed from an argument that started over social media.
"I guess the kid wasn’t invited to a sleepover and then the victim he was like no more talking let's just fight," said Wark. "And I guess the kid who stabbed him was like if you come to my house and I’ll stab you and no one thought he was serious because he’s not that kid no one thought and he came to his house came out and stabbed him and ran back into the house."
BREAKING: Stabbing actually occurred at 983 Washington Street in Whitman, which is on the corner of Belcher Drive. Homeowner is speaking with police, but declined to talk to the media. #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/xtsReJzzqZ— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) June 17, 2019
Investigators combed the area and sources tell us a 4-inch knife was found at the scene.
BREAKING: Source has confirmed for me the victim who was stabbed in Whitman is a sophomore in high school. Source DOES NOT know if the victim attends Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. I’m told the person police are questioning is similar in age. #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/qsqIZ4NM0y— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) June 17, 2019
As of Monday morning, the victim was expected to survive his injuries after spending hours in surgery. Police say he has a long recovery ahead of him.
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