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Man fatally stabbed in South End

The crime scene on Albany Street.
The crime scene on Albany Street.Danny McDonald/for the Boston Globe

A man was fatally stabbed in the South End Wednesday night, steps away from an entrance to Boston Medical Center.

The incident occurred near the corner of Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Police responded shortly after 9:10 p.m. to find a man in his 30s suffering from multiple stab wounds, Police Commissioner William Gross said at the scene. He was taken to BMC, where he was pronounced dead.

Gross said altercation preceded the stabbing and that a suspect is believed to have fled, first on foot, then on a bicycle, onto Massachusetts Avenue, toward Harrison Avenue.

Motive was not immediately clear and Gross said it was not known if the suspect and victim knew each other.


He said there was no indication if the suspect or victim were homeless. There are multiple homeless facilities near the crime scene, which was located in the middle of an area known as Methadone Mile.

“This happened on a busy intersection,” Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins told reporters on the scene.

Gross said investigators would canvas the area for video footage, including footage from MBTA buses.

The slaying marks the 31st homicide of the year in Boston, compared to 37 at this time last year.

Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com.