KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS, the Bronx (PIX11) — A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach in the Bronx on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

He was at Jerome Avenue and East 195th Street when he was attacked around 2:40 p.m., officials said. A group of five people fled the scene. They headed south on Jerome Avenue.

The wounded teen was rushed to a hospital for treatment, authorities said. He was in critical condition.

Several schools are located in a complex near where the teen was stabbed. A Department of Education spokesperson said the stabbing happened across the street from campus after dismissal. The schools in the area “went into a shelter-in.”

“We are deploying additional resources to the campus and school communities to provide our full support to students and staff,” the spokesperson said.

Tuesday’s stabbing comes days after another teen was shot to death in the Bronx. Over in Brooklyn, a teen was recently fatally stabbed.

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