Six people were transported to local hospitals after being stabbed early this morning in a home on Leroy Street in Dorchester, according to Boston Police.
Police received a call at 4:48 a.m. from 6 Leroy St. reporting the incident and initially believed one person had life-threatening injuries, but a police spokeswoman said later this morning that all six are now expected to survive.
Details on the conditions of the victims and their names have not been released, but a police spokesman said this afternoon that they were stabbed by a “Hispanic male.”
The scene of the stabbing was a run-down, white three-decker on Leroy, a short residential street off of Dorchester’s Geneva Avenue. A Boston Police officer stood watch this morning on the porch of the building, which was blocked with yellow police tape.
The officer said Leroy Street had been the site of frequent disturbances over the summer, usually late-night parties that sometimes resulted in fights. However, the officer did not recall responding to any calls at the house where the stabbings occurred.
A neighbor said a “group of guys” lived in one of the apartments in the three-decker.
“It’s crazy,” said the neighbor, a 30-year-old who would only give his first name, Luis. “I used to see those guys and say, ‘what’s up?’.... I got young cousins living with me here; 13, 14, 15, years old. I worry about them walking around here.”