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.

6-year-old boy Prince Joshua Avitto was stabbed to death in Brooklyn Sunday evening.NBC New York

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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