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.
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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