NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Members of the New Bedford Police Department and Massachusetts State Police are investigating a homicide of a teenage boy.
According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death near the intersection of Middle and Chancery Streets. Police were called to the area just before 6:30 p.m. for a report of three people stabbed.
The DA said the 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead. Two other victims, both male teenagers, were transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, the DA’s office said.
A neighbor spoke to Eyewitness News and shared her frustration and heartbreak.
“Just face up and realize New Bedford has a serious problem. They have a gang problem. They have a drug problem. Let’s get with the program kids and let’s stop killing these people. These are babies. And not even to finish school, this poor mother, I feel bad for this poor mother. Not even to see her son graduate not even attend the Junior High School prom or anything?” Frances Curley-Pugh said.
Police are not identifying the victim until all family has been notified. Neighbors at the scene, near where the boy lived, said he was a good kid with a lot of friends. Eyewitnesses and friends said he ran home to his parents’ apartment after the stabbing, and his mother was the one to call 911. He did not survive his injuries.
Police said the crime is still under investigation and so far, no suspects have been charged.