Brooklyn mass stabbing leaves 5 dead, most of them children

Somber investigators from the medical examiner's office remove another body from the scene of the tragedy.
Somber investigators from the medical examiner’s office remove another body from the scene of the tragedy.

[]A woman and four children — the youngest an 18-month-old boy — were stabbed to death Saturday night in a rampage at a Brooklyn apartment, officials said.

A man was in custody and being questioned at the 66th Precinct stationhouse early Sunday, following the bloody spree in an apartment on 57th St., near Ninth Ave., in Sunset Park, a police source said.

The toddler and two girls — ages 9 and 6 — were already dead from their wounds when paramedics arrived just after 11 p.m. The emergency responders rushed a 37-year-old woman and an 8-year-old boy to area hospitals, but doctors were unable to save them, officials said.

The names of the victims had not been released early Sunday. The unidentified suspect — who sources said may be related to the children — was reportedly found inside the apartment when cops burst in on the grim scene. “It’s looking like a domestic violence case,” one high-ranking police source said.

A parent, who wasn’t home when the residents were attacked — at about 10:45 p.m. — was inconsolable, horrified witnesses said. “The father was freaking out,” said neighbor May Chan. “He just came home from work and saw the police and they told him. He was hysterical.”

Police had to break the bitter news to the parent through a Chinese interpreter, she said.

“I always see (the kids) running around here,” Chan said. “They run around by my garage playing. They run up and down screaming. They’re little kids … that’s so heartbreaking. Innocent kids, my God.” Neighbors thought they were watching a horror movie.

“I saw the mom and the kid, just covered in blood,” said Kenny Lin, 33, who lives down the street from the gruesome mass killing. “They were both on stretchers.” [NY Daily News]



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