A 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside a strip mall on Beechnut near Sam Houston Tollway late Monday night, Houston police said.
Witnesses told police they heard screaming and saw the boy, identified as Joseph Aguirre-Flores, running from two attackers around 11 p.m. Police said the two men, who they said had dark complexions, fled the scene. Police found Aguirre-Flores with multiple stab wounds. The boy died after paramedics brought him to the hospital.
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Police have yet to track down the suspects or identify any motive in the crime.
This is the second time in as many months a young boy has been fatally stabbed while walking alone outside. Eleven-year-old Josue Flores was on his way home from a science club fiesta at Marshall Middle School last month when he was attacked and stabbed more than 20 times for no apparent reason. Police arrested and charged 27-year-old Andre Jackson, a homeless military veteran, after a two-and-a-half- week investigation.
Following Flores's death, hundreds of people came together at various demonstrations to support Flores's family and to demand justice for his killer.