(by Larry Celona, Tom Wilson and Frank Rosario via NY Post) -- A 6-year-old boy was stabbed to death and a 7-year-old girl was seriously wounded when they were attacked by a manic with a butcher knife while heading out to get a snack in Brooklyn.
Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and Mikayla Capers, 7, were in an elevator together when they were hacked and stabbed multiple times in the random 6 p.m. attack, law-enforcement sources said.
“They were just coming outside to get some ice cream and ices,” said Inez Rodriguez, the president of a the tenant’s association. “This is the worst thing that I’ve ever seen in this neighborhood.”
The young boy was found dead in the elevator of the Boulevard Houses of 845 Schenck Avenue in East New York, sources said.
“They done killed my baby,” Avitto’s distraught mother said outside Brookdale Hospital.
“His birthday was in 16 days! Lord, they done killed my baby!”
The little girl, who was chased by the maniac out of the elevator on the first floor, collapsed in front of a nearby building, sources said. Capers was in surgery at Brookdale Hospital.
“What kind of animal would do a thing like this,” said Capers’ great grandmother, Regenia Trevathan. “I have faith in the NYPD to pound the streets until they catch this bastard.”
The attacker fled the scene after the fatal assault. Sources said the attack was random and a butcher knife was recovered at the scene.