One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a vicious attack in Brooklyn early on Thursday morning, and police are on a manhunt to find the suspect.
According to the NYPD, the victims, who are cousins, were exiting a vehicle on W. 9th Street in Gravesend when the assailant attacked them at around 4:30 a.m. — leaving both men bleeding with severe head trauma and lacerations on their faces.
Paramedics rushed both victims, aged 66 and 52, in critical condition to Maimonides Hospital, where doctors pronounced the elder man dead. The younger cousin is in critical but stable condition, according to police.
The suspect, meanwhile, fled the location northbound in a vehicle towards Avenue S.
No arrests have yet been made, and the investigation remains ongoing, according to an NYPD spokesperson. No suspected motive was immediately made public.
Police have obtained surveillance video of the incident from a nearby Ring Doorbell camera, though the footage does not clearly show the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle.
Sources told amNewYork Metro that the suspect is a cab driver. It is not yet known whether the attacker used a weapon during the assault.
It was originally reported that five people were hospitalized in the incident, but police later corrected that information, and clarified that there were two victims of the attack.