At least 6 people were killed overnight in separate attacks in New York.
At least six people were killed in separate attacks in the Big Apple overnight, with all but one of the attacks taking place in Midtown, and at least two of them appear unprovoked and linked, police said.
The most recent unprovoked attack occurred just after 3 a.m., when a 50-year-old man exited the 42nd Street-Port Authority subway station at West 40th Street and Eighth Avenue, police said.
The victim was on the stairs when the stranger, believed to be in his 20s, punched the victim without warning and fled, authorities said.
According to law enforcement officers, the victim was taken to the hospital with injuries incompatible with life.
Police believe the same suspect attacked around 9:15 p.m. on Eighth Avenue near West 39th Street, authorities said.
The 41-year-old man suffered cuts on the left side of his face and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in a stable condition.
The police also believe that this attack was not provoked.
According to police, the suspect was not caught in the late morning.
Several blocks north, a 32-year-old man was shot in the stomach and arm, and a 36-year-old man was stabbed in the arm around 00:30 a.m., police said.
Both men were taken to Bellevue and are expected to survive, authorities said.
The two suspects, described as men in their 30s – one in a red shirt and the other in a white – fled north along Eighth Avenue.
About 10 minutes earlier, another 41-year-old man was shot in the face at West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, authorities said.
The three suspected men fled in a yellow taxi, police said.
The motive for this attack is unclear.
In Brooklyn, a 27-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when his neck was cut around 3:30 a.m. at the corner of Moore Street and Humboldt Avenue, on the grounds of NYCHA’s John F. Hylan Houses, authorities said. .
He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in critical condition, police said.
The attacker is believed to be a stranger to the victim and the motive is unclear, police said.
Police say the suspect had a dark complexion and was wearing all black.
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