Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two Stabbed and One Shot in NYC

Gang members looking to avenge the shooting of a drug dealer stabbed two men - one fatally - in a Manhattan apartment building lobby Monday, police sources said.
Investigators believe five men were waiting in parked cars outside the E. 26th St. building and jumped their victims when they stepped into the lobby just before 9:30 a.m., police said.
Jason Black, 30, and an 18-year-old man each suffered several stab wounds to their chests and faces, police said.
The teenager - whose name was not released - died a short time later, while Black is listed in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital.
"I moved here from Missouri yesterday," said Hannah Robbins, 21, who lives a block away. "I didn't expect to step outside on my first morning here and see someone almost dead."
The stabbing was in retaliation for a 4 a.m. shooting outside Pacha, a W. 46th St. nightclub, police sources said. Suspected drug dealer Michael Slater was shot in the abdomen and is listed in stable condition at Bellevue.
Investigators believe he was shot as part of an ongoing fight between Black and the brother of rapper Tru Life, a budding hip-hop star, police sources said.
No arrests have been made in either incident.


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