One dead, two injured in stabbing at Brooklyn family gathering, NYPD says
One man was stabbed to death and two more were injured in Brooklyn early Saturday when a fun-filled family celebration turned violent, police said.
The three victims were attending a family party at an event space on Knickerbocker Ave. near Thames St. in East Williamsburg about 3 a.m. when a bloody knife fight broke out, cops said.
Cops called to the scene found a man, 24, stabbed in the neck, and a second man, 26, stabbed in the chest.
EMS rushed both men to Elmhurst Hospital, where the 24-year-old man died. His name was not immediately disclosed.
The 26-year-old victim was in critical condition, cops said.
At around the same time, a 21-year-old man involved in the fight showed up at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center also suffering stab wounds to the chest. He was in serious but stable condition later Saturday.
The attackers ran off, cops said. No arrests have been made and no weapons were recovered.
Cops scoured the commercial neighborhood Saturday for witnesses and video footage that could help them identify any suspects. The event space remained closed on Saturday.
“Most of the time, the place is closed,” said a worker at a neighboring business, who only wanted to be identified as Leo. “(A stabbing) is not not normal around this neighborhood. This is very quiet. Very nice.”
Another merchant on the block says the event space has a bar, but those who rent the space have to bring their own booze.
“It’s like a bar, but there’s no drinks,” said the worker, who wished not to be named. “It’s like, you want to throw a party, you rent it and you party.”