Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gang Beats, Stabs 15-Year-Old Boy In Brooklyn Playground

  A police officer places a marker next to a knife, on the ground of the playground of P.S. 299 on Madison St., in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, May 11, 2012, where a teenager was stabbed. (NY Daily News Photo/Robert Mecea)
A police officer places a marker next to a knife at the Park's Department's P.S. 299 Playground on Madison St., in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where a teenager was stabbed Friday. (Photos: Robert Mecea for the New York Daily News)


A gang of teens stabbed a 15-year-old boy in the chest with a kitchen knife on a Brooklyn basketball court after cornering him and pummeling whim with bottles and sticks Friday, police and a witness said, according to the New York Daily News.

The victim tried desperately to escape over a fence as the group of 10 to 20 blocked the exits of the Bushwick court and closed in on him, wielding sticks and bottles about 6:30 p.m., a frightened teen who saw the incident unfold told the Daily News.

Police officers at the Brooklyn playground where a 15-year-old was stabbed Friday.

A bloody knife was remained on the basketball court after the mass of kids scattered from the playground.

"They grabbed him and they pulled him down. They started kicking him and beating him with sticks,” said the young witness who said she was terrified by the ordeal.

"I was scared. I ran back inside into the house. I couldn't believe it, it was crazy,” she added, saying the attackers shouted about a gang affiliation.

Police said the victim was rushed to Kings County Hospital for treatment. He was in stable condition.


P.S. 299 Playground on Madison Street where the stabbing occurred. (Image via: gothamist)

Read More:

New York Daily News - May 11, 2012 - By Mark Morales and Shayna Jacobs

WCBS - May 12, 2012

New York Post - May 12, 2012 - By Daniel Preendergast and Helen Freund

gothamist - May 12, 2012 - By Ben Yakas

1 comment:

  1. l go to that school. l went in 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,and now its 2015