A bloody year in Chelsea continued Sunday morning after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Grove Street in the sixth homicide this year in tiny city bordering Boston to the north.

Police responded around 1:35 a.m. to 60 Grove Street where they found the victim unconscious, with a single stab wound to the chest.

The boy was taken to Whidden Hospital in Everett where he was pronounced dead.

Police did not release details on the stabbing or the name of the victim.

“Investigators are interviewing neighbors and witnesses to determine the circumstances that led to the attack,” said Chelsea Police Captain Keith Houghton.

Chelsea has endeavored to rebuild since a financial collapse put the city under stage control during a period marked with violent crime and quality of life issues. After a homicide-free year in 2009, gang and drug violence has spiked in Chelsea this year.

Chelsea Police are asking for anyone with information regarding this incident to call Chelsea Police Detectives at 617-466-4826. Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880 or texting the word Chelsea and then their message to tip411 (847411) from their cell phone. Anonymous tips can also be submitted from the Police Department website.

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