Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:21 a.m.
The past few weekends have been a little rough for Brooklyn residents. Last Saturday, we reported on a deadly accident that happened in Sheepshead Bay and a police officer who might have been over the legal limit to drive in Brooklyn Heights.
This week, our attention shifts to the the neighborhood east of Williamsburg; the locale of interest for a stabbing and a fire that took the life of a young woman happened last night.
Earlier on, at around 6:30pm yesterday evening, a 15-year-old boy was chased down and stabbed
in the chest by a group of teenagers that numbered 10 or more. After hopping over fences and being pummeled with glass bottles, the kid was subdued by the group at a playground. Cops found the bloody weapon soon after at the scene.
The attack happened around Madison Street, near the border of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, and the intent is still unclear. But the boy was immediately taken to Kings County Hospital and remains in stable condition.
Later on in the night, a few blocks down on Furman Avenue, a fire broke out around 4am that consumed
an entire apartment building. Residents were able to evacuate thanks to the help of a passerby who was able to hoist down the fire escape. Unfortunately, not everyone got out alive - a 25-year-old woman was found dead in the third floor of the complex.
As the only person injured in the complex, her identity has not been released by the FDNY or NYPD.