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14-Year-Old Stabbed to Death in Southwest Houston Monday Night

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.

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.

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