the woman died, the kids are in critical condition
A mother was bludgeoned to death with a hammer as her young children fight for their lives in a “terrible and senseless act of violence” in Brooklyn on Wednesday, August 23, according to the New York Post.
A 43-year-old woman and her children, a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, were discovered in a cramped room on the second floor of a Sunset Park home shortly before 2 p.m. by police officers who responded to a 911 call, New York City law enforcement said. impending attack.
According to the head of the New York Police Patrol John Chell, at the time of arrival, law enforcement officers arrested a 47-year-old man who was trying to leave a building located on 52nd Street near 5th Avenue.
He said that the suspect (he had blood on him) lives in another room of a small three-room apartment with his 9-year-old son. The third room is rented by another person. “This incident is a horrific and senseless act of violence that took the life of a married mother of two,” John Chell told reporters.
“Perhaps I can say on behalf of all the people of New York that our community, all our prayers are now with this family.”
A gruesome video obtained by The Post shows police carrying bloodied children out of an apartment. The victims were taken to Brooklyn’s NYU Langone Hospital, where, according to police, the woman was declared dead, and two babies were in critical condition.
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In the building, the police found a bloody hammer. Chell, who called the attack “violent,” said it was not yet known what prompted the violence. The suspect was taken to the 72nd precinct for interrogation. He has not been identified and no charges have yet been filed against him.
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