Stabbed for asking for a cigarette: a Hispanic man and another young man are killed on the streets of New York
Carlos Rosario, a 24-year-old man, was stabbed to death in Hell’s Kitchen (Midtown Manhattan) during a fight that broke out when he stopped to ask a stranger for a cigarette Tuesday night, the police said.
Hours later A young man was stabbed to death and another was injured during an incident yesterday afternoon in Queens (NYC). Those victims have not been identified.
According to NYPD, Rosario he was walking with his girlfriend in front of a parking lot in West 42nd Street around Ninth Avenue, in the central area Times Square, when he saw a group of three men and asked for a cigarette shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.
The question sparked an argument, which ended with one of the men stabbing Rosario in the torso, according to police. The Hispanic, a Brooklyn resident, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, reported New York Post.
According to police, the Queens homicide occurred near Lefferts Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard in the vecindario South Ozone Park, just before 3 pm on Wednesday. The young man who died he was stabbed in the chest and was 20 years old. The other victim of the same age was stabbed in the leg and was reported in stable condition, reported Pix11.
Three persons of interest, all teenagers, were detained and questioned. by the police on Wednesday. However, later were released and are no longer considered suspects, authorities said. The link between the two injured and him or the attackers is not clear. It is also not known what led to the altercation.
No arrests have been made or suspects identified in any of these cases. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.