A 24-year old woman was shot and killed Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn apartment complex.
Police say the shooting happened in the courtyard of the Lafayette Houses on DeKalb Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Officers found the woman at about 11:30 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was taken to Brooklyn Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.
It is not yet clear whether she was the intended target of the shooting. The woman’s identity has not yet been released.
So far police have made no arrests.
A man wielding scissors stabbed and slashed a 1-year-old boy, his father and three other people in a series of random attacks in less than 10 minutes along a popular running and biking path on Manhattan’s Upper West Side Tuesday morning.
One of the women, 36, was stabbed in the chest and is in critical condition, law enforcement officials said. A 32-year-old woman was injured in the neck, a 36-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach and the 35-year-old father of the boy was slashed on the chest. The toddler also had a slash wound.
Police have a 43-year-old suspect in custody who is described as a homeless man from Texas suffering from psychological problems.
According to police, a bystander who lives nearby held down the suspect until police arrived.
“He did a good job,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
The suspect allegedly began the bloody assault at about 7:55 a.m. in a swath of parkland called Riverside Park South at 64th Street and continued slashing and stabbing people for three blocks, ending at 61st Street nine minutes later, according to law enforcement officials.
The FDNY was on the scene of a working fire at 139 Vanderbilt Ave & Myrtle Ave, Thursday morning. FDNY reported a fire on the 1st floor of 4 story brownstone. All hands were put to work, and the fire was brought under control in 20 minutes.
Authorities are on the scene of an out-of-control car that struck five children in Maspeth, Queens Thursday morning.
The incident happened at 71st Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth around 7:50 a.m.
EMS confirms six injuries, including the driver. All the students are reportedly students at IS 73Q, Frank Sansivieri Intermediate School, which is in the vicinity. PS 58 The School of Heroes is also nearby.
At least one of the victims was in cardiac arrest, but it is unknown if it is the driver or one of the pedestrians.
One other victim suffered a serious leg injury and was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, officials said.
The other victims, all ages 12 and 13, are in serious but stable condition.
FDNY Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will preside over a ceremony promoting 99 FDNY members on Thursday, September 12 at 10 a.m. at the Christian Cultural Center, 120-20 Flatlands Avenue in Brooklyn. Two Battalion Chiefs will be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief, 52 Lieutenants will be promoted to the rank of Captain, and 45 Firefighters will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
“With this promotion of new leaders in the Department so close to the anniversary of September 11th, we are reminded of those who led this Department that day and demonstrated what it meant to be a New York City Firefighter,” said Commissioner Cassano. “These new officers will bring to their work the unmatched dedication for which the FDNY is known, and for which those members we remember on September 11th serve forever as a testament.”
Together, the newly promoted members have over 1,400 years of experience with the Department. They will be assigned to various units throughout the city.
[Christian Cultural Center 120-20 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn]