Children on their way to get ice cream stabbed in elevator, police say – CNN.com


CNN — New York police are searching for a man who stabbed two children, one fatally, in an elevator Sunday evening.Police described the man as a “heavy set” black male, approximately 6 feet tall, between ages 25 and 35, and last seen wearing a gray shirt. He stabbed a 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl inside an elevator in their apartment building in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn and fled, police said.Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto, 6, was stabbed in the torso and transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The girl was also stabbed in the torso and remains in critical condition, according to police.New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday that the two children were on their way to get ice cream when they were stabbed.”The amount of violence we saw in an unusual weekend reinforces the need for an energized police department,” Bratton said. “We cannot have a city where two … children going to get an ice cream are stabbed, one killed and the other fighting for her life. That is not the City of New York that we want to police.”

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