2 teens stabbed in McDonald's parking lot in the Bronx marks another violent day in New York

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Thursday, May 9, 2024
2 teens stabbed in Bronx parking lot marks another violent day in NYC
Anthony Carlo has details on the rash of violence among teens.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- There's been no shortage of violence on the streets of New York this week, and many of the victims have been teenagers.

The latest incident happened in the parking lot of a McDonald's in the Bronx, which was flooded with detectives Wednesday afternoon after police say two 15-year-olds were slashed, sources say, by another teen they tried to jump.

Lucy Peña says keeps her 11-year-old son within arms reach at the McDonald's at Boston Road and Seabury place.

"When summer comes it's like another world comes out," she said.

The violence in this McDonald's parking lot is just a glimpse of a bloody couple of days for New York City youth.

Two teenagers were shot, one of them killed, and six others were stabbed on Tuesday in another violent day across New York City.

According to police, a 17-year-old was shot at the Amsterdam Houses, which are operated by NYCHA, on 62nd St. on Manhattan's Upper West Side just after 11:40 p.m.

Police said the victim was shot once in the back.

The teen was taken to the hospital and their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

Police are still searching for the suspect whom they describe as a man in his 20s who was wearing a black shirt and grey sweatpants and grey and white sneakers.

The violent day began in SoHo where a 16-year-old was shot and killed.

Around 2:30 p.m. at an outdoor pedestrian strip connecting Spring St. and Dominick St. authorities said two groups of girls were fighting when two boys intervened.

Investigators said one of the boys pulled out a gun and shot the 16-year-old victim in the head and leg, killing him.

The shooter and an accomplice got away on a CitiBike.

Roughly two hours later, two teenagers stabbed two 15-year-olds in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The victims were treated at Bellevue Hospital while the suspects are still on the loose.

And then in Far Rockaway, Queens, police said a fight broke out among a group of people just after 6 p.m. and four more teens were stabbed.

The three 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old were treated at the hospital.

So far, no arrests have been made in any of the incidents.


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