1 dead, 1 injured in stabbing inside Brooklyn deli

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Sunday, March 17, 2024
1 dead, 1 injured in stabbing inside Brooklyn deli
Raegan Medgie has more on the dispute that led to the fatal outcome.

BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- Police are searching for suspects after a verbal dispute ended violently with 2 women stabbed, one fatally, inside a Brooklyn deli early Sunday, the NYPD said.

The incident occurred on 77 4th Avenue around 2:20 a.m.

19-year-old Samyia Spain killed was stabbed in the neck and chest. Sanyia Spain was stabbed in the arm.

The two women were twin sisters.

One witness said they were with the sisters at a party and ended up at the deli.

The witness explained that's when a man came up to the two, and made several advances, but the sisters turned him down, the conversation turned violent.

"They're not sober. They get rejected and they just escalated it ten-fold. We (were) all having a good night before this," the witness said. "We just had left and we went to the store to get food. We all were getting sandwiches, beef patties just to eat, We're hungry, we want to go home and this happens."

The two men fled the scene. Police continued to search for them.

Both sisters were transported to New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital, where one Samiya died. Saniya Spain remained in stable condition on Sunday morning.

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