Police identify victim of Attleboro stabbing

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE)– A double stabbing in Attleboro Friday afternoon has left one woman dead and another injured.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office identified the deceased victim as 28-year old Kimberly Duphily of Attleboro.

Duphily was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, were she was pronounced deceased.

Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney, speaking to reporters, said preliminary information identified three victims. That was later changed to two.

Heagney said police had identified a person of interest, and that the suspect was known to the victims.

Although police do not have the suspect in custody, Heagney says “neighbors shouldn’t be concerned with anyone on the loose.”

Officials said Good Samaritans aided the victims until first responders arrived on the scene.

“One of the victims ran from the scene and approached an Attleboro police officer who happened to be working a detail nearby,” Heagney said. “Thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. It’s a sad day for us in Attleboro”

The stabbing took place at a residence at 6 Leroy St. shortly before 4 p.m.

As of Saturday morning, police say the second victim was a 20-year-old woman, who was treated for minor injuries at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and has since been released.

The homicide investigation is being conducted in cooperation with Attleboro police and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Police said witnesses are still being interviewed and the investigation is ongoing.

This is a breaking news story; it will be updated as more information becomes known.

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