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Boy, 6, Killed and Girl, 7, Critically Hurt In Brooklyn Stabbing

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A 6-year-old boy is dead and and a 7-year-old girl is in critical condition after they were stabbed in Brooklyn Sunday evening, police said.

The children were attacked around 6 p.m. on Schenck Avenue in East New York, police said.

A 6-year-old boy is dead and and a 7-year-old girl is in critical condition after they were stabbed in Brooklyn Sunday evening.
6-year-old boy Prince Joshua Avitto was stabbed to death in Brooklyn Sunday evening.NBC New York

Police say both kids were stabbed inside an elevator. The boy, identified as Prince Joshua Avitto, was found near the elevator and the girl was found just outside the building.

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Both children were hospitalized at Brookdale University Hospital where the boy was pronounced dead. Their names have not yet been released.

A relative said the children are not related.

Police said they were searching for a male suspect in his 30s.

--Ida Siegal contributed to this story

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