16-year-old boy dies following triple stabbing in Dorchester

BOSTON — Boston Police said a 16-year-old boy has died after succumbing to his critical injuries after a triple stabbing Saturday in Dorchester.

Yonan Guerrero, 16, was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the altercation in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood just before 5 p.m. Saturday, police said, and later died at the hospital. Two other teens, 16 and 13, suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The stabbing, in the area of 575 Blue Hill Avenue just before 5 p.m., happened after a fight between two groups of teens, which involved about 10 to 12 boys, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.

“We’re hoping to learn whatever we can from any videos in the area, whether it’s from the businesses, houses or partner buildings – several have cameras so we’re hoping that will help our investigation,” Commissioner Gross said.

Authorities are actively investigating the incident. They are canvassing the area looking for weapons or surveillance footage that could help identify the suspects.

“We just want to thank everyone who called in because you called in such a timely manner we were able to get those teenagers to the hospital so we thank you,” Commissioner Gross said.

Gross added that he doesn’t believe this teenage violence to be indicative of the area, and he is urging anyone who may have information on the stabbing to come forward to authorities.

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