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Teen dead after Brooklyn stabbing: Cops

Photo Jan 20 2023, 4 13 48 PM
Police rope off the area outside of a Coney Island Rite Aid where a teen was stabbed Friday afternoon.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A 17-year-old boy has died after a broad daylight stabbing in Brooklyn Friday.

At around 3:20 p.m. Jan. 20, cops responded to a 911 call of a man stabbed near a Rite Aid at West 30th Street and Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island.

Upon arrival, police found that the young man had been stabbed in the torso.

The victim, identified Sunday as Nyheem Wright, was transported to Maimonides Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police canvass the area after the stabbing.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, cops said. Authorities had no further information on a suspect or suspects, beyond that they are seeking a male.

In the 60th Precinct, where Friday’s stabbing occurred, reports of felony assault are up 160% year-to-date, according to Police Department data. As of Jan. 15, when the most recent data is available, there were 26 reported felony assaults in the area — which encompasses the southernmost part of Brooklyn — compared to just 10 during the same time last year.

Update (Jan. 22): This story has been updated to reflect that the victim has died.

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