Two small children died Saturday night after being stabbed several times in the neck and torso at a family shelter in the Bronx, and their mother was in custody, authorities said.
NYPD confirmed the children to be boys aged 11 months and 3, but did not release their names. I didn’t.
New York Police Department deputy chief Louis de Segri said in the news that police were called to the Mount Hope neighborhood shelter at 7:20 p.m. He said an officer had been dispatched. Meeting late Saturday.
Officers found the woman naked inside a third-floor unit on the 200 block of Echo Place. He said he took her into custody without incident before taking her to the De Ceglie said the woman was 24 years old. A subsequent police statement said she was 22 years old.
Shortly after, at about 7:55 p.m., police received another call reporting that two babies in the same area were not breathing, De Ceglie said.
Officers returned to the apartment and found two children with stab wounds. They were taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital but died from their injuries, he said.
In recent years, New York City has recorded approximately 10 murders each year that are classified as domestic homicides against children under the age of 10. police statisticsMore than one child is rarely murdered.But last year, a Queens woman was indicted kill her young twinsand in September, a mother was charged with drowning her three children in Coney Island waves.
On Saturday night in the Bronx, neighbors peered in at police from their windows as reporters gathered below the family’s apartment on the third floor of an eight-story building.
Michelle Rivera, 23, said she came from Queens to hear what happened to the children who “have seen them grow up”. Rivera was visibly upset when she explained her mother’s behavior.
“She always had issues with her significant other,” Rivera said. She said her mother displayed a short temper around her children.
“She couldn’t stand it,” Rivera said. “Everybody offered to help.”
Neighbor Charlotte Obiri, 47, said she knew the detained woman in her neighborhood and often saw her with her children and fathers on the streets, in shops and in nearby Echo Park. Obiri was clearly shocked when she saw the two boys lying down.
“They brought in the baby and they were working on him, and they brought in a little boy on a stretcher. He looked dead,” she said. , seemed not alive. I still have the image in my head.”
Obiri and other neighbors struggled to process the gruesome sight and the fact that the children’s mother was in custody.
“I feel sick,” Obiri said. “I vomited.”
Lyset Cruz contributed to the report.