ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police continue to investigate well into the night after a 17-year-old was stabbed to death on Thursday in Azalea Park.
Someone inside a home on Ira Street called 911 about 12:30 p.m. and when police arrived, they found the teen with a stab wound.
Authorities said the unidentified teen was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The incident happened close to Azalea Park Elementary School, which is located near Semoran Boulevard and State Road 408.
Authorities said classes were in session when the victim was stabbed.
“I'm devastated. I'm really shocked,” said Obey Lopez, the victim’s friend.
Family members and friends were at the home when police arrived.
"At this point, our detectives are interviewing everyone to see what happened in this case," said Orlando police Sgt. Jim Young.
Police aren't saying who stabbed the teen or whether it might have been a relative, but there wasn’t an active search for a suspect, according to Channel 9’s Ryan Hughes.
Neighbors told WFTV the victim has a twin brother and both have had hard times, but were overcoming them.
“I honestly don't know who would've done it, because I kept them headed on the right track, stay out of trouble,” said Lopez.
“They're good people. They're good people,” said neighbor Chris Sheaffer. “Hard to imagine someone would want to do something like that to him. It's deeply personal.”
Police ask that anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.