Another senseless act of violence, this is truly sad…
Man Fatally Stabs 6-Year-Old Boy And Wounds 7-Year-Old Girl In Brooklyn
They were two best friends laughing and hurrying to get an icy treat — but the two pals never made it past a crazed killer.
Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, died and his 7-year-old playmate Mikayla Capers was left fighting for her life after a man stabbed both kids in an elevator inside an East New York, Brooklyn, building on Sunday, cops said.
The hulking attacker brutally attacked the kids in an elevator at the Boulevard Houses on Schenck Ave. at 5:50 p.m., cops and family members said.
“He took my pride and joy away,” said the boy’s father, Nicholas Avitto, who lamented how he had not kissed his son that day.
“I’m devastated. I’m beyond comprehension. I’m trying to understand how God works. My son is gone. That was the light of my life.”
The heavyset killer, believed to be in his 20s, pulled out a knife and stabbed both children in the torso on the lift somewhere between the first and fourth floors after telling them to “shut up,” a police source said.
The attacker then ran off through the housing project and ditched the murder weapon that was soon found by cops, authorities said.
Both children, meanwhile, were left bloodied and fading fast.
Mikayla had enough strength to stumble out of the elevator on the first level but she soon collapsed to the floor, a trail of blood marking her attempt to flee.
The boy was discovered when the elevator arrived on the fourth floor, police said.
“She was laying face up, they were on her chest. They (EMTs) opened up her jacket and all you could see is blood,” said neighbor Kevin Velez, 41, who then saw the dying boy.
He was covered head to toe in blood. I just seen that little boy yesterday. I’m hurt. These are my daughter’s friends. These are kids.”
Both children were taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where Prince Joshua, known to family and friends as P.J., died a short time later, authorities said.
We hope the sick killer who did this is off the streets soon!