A stabbing in front of a South Boston market late Sunday afternoon sent two victims to the hospital, one with serious injuries, according to Boston police.
Police said the stabbing occurred around 5 p.m. in front of Bell’s Market on Dorchester Street.
A male victim was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. The other victim, whose gender and condition were unknown, was also taken to a hospital, though police did not know which one, said Boston police spokeswoman Neva Coakley.
Coakley said police had no information on possible suspects, a motive, or further details on the victims.
Outside Bell’s Market, police cars were stopped in the right lane of Dorchester Street as investigators took photos of the store’s entrance.
A man at the scene said he was about to walk into the store around 5 p.m. when he saw a group of about a half-dozen young adults, who appeared to be in their teens and early 20s, start arguing right outside the market’s doors. He said he saw two males brandish knives, and a young woman who tried to intervene was hit.
One of the victims “crawled into the market and just collapsed,” said the man, who declined to give his name out of concerns for his safety.
The man crossed the street once he saw the weapons.
The owner of Bell’s Market, who also asked that her name not be used, watched her store from across the street Sunday night as neighborhood residents passing by stopped to ask her if she was all right.
She said arguments are fairly common near the store but she believes the area was safe despite the stabbing.
“It’s a city,” she said. “People fight.”
Randy Rivera, 23, who lives across the street from Bell’s Market, said he was surprised by the stabbing, describing his neighborhood as friendly and tight-knit.
“This is the type of neighborhood where people will say hi to you on the street if they know you,” he said.