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2 Teens Hospitalized After Stabbing in Chelsea, Massachusetts



    Two teens were critically injured Friday afternoon after being stabbed in Chelsea, Massachusetts. (Published Friday, Sept. 23, 2016)

    Two teenagers were injured in a stabbing Friday afternoon in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

    Police say two boys were stabbed during a fight Friday afternoon. The victims are both Chelsea High School students.

    The suspect is described as a male, approximately 20 years old, with spiked hair. He was wearing a black jacket, blue pants and Nike sneakers, and police say he was armed with a knife.

    Investigators believe the suspect may not have acted alone.

    "There was video footage from several areas," said Chelsea Police Capt. Keith Houghton. "It coincided with the dismissal from school. We are following several leads."

    The victims are in stable condition. Students say they were taking part in after school activities when the school was locked down.

    "Usually at Chelsea High, most do their own thing, but when something happens, it's like any high school gossip," said student Stephanie Villator.

    "People had told me that two kids were stabbed from school," said student Howa Bhjika. "That's all I heard about."

    It's Friday night lights at Chelsea High. Louis Nieves has a teenage son here. He says when he heard what happened, he checked on his boy and his friends.

    "We know Chelsea has a lot of gang-related issues, but at the same time, it's just kids not having alternatives," he said. "They don't have somewhere to go and what they know is the streets."

    Police have not mentioned gang activity in connection with this and they don't know the motive, but they say the victims and their attacker may have known each other.

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