Police are still searching for two teenagers believed to be responsible for stabbing a 9-year-old boy on Emmons Avenue this past week. Surveillance video of the two teens running away from the scene was released on Friday, as authorities turned to the public for help in finding the suspects.
CBS Local reports:
According to authorities, a 9-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach with an unknown object as he was walking with his grandmother near 1401 Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The victim suffered a small puncture wound and was treated and released from the hospital.
Both suspects fled the scene on foot following the alleged incident, which took place around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Police are seeking two persons of interest in the case — both are believed to be between 14 and 18 years old.
One person of interest is described as 5’11′ and 180 pounds and was last seen wearing a white hooded jacket, dark pants and dark shoes. The second person of interest is said to be approximately 5’2”and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts, black shoes with white socks and carrying a backpack.
NY1 spoke to the family about the attack on Friday:
The attack happened just a few blocks from their home in Sheepshead Bay. Siu Fung was picked up at summer camp by his grandmother at about 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Yue Lan Zhou, the grandmother, spoke to NY1 through a translator about what happened on their walk home.
“Normally they would go a different way and the child would go faster than her, but this time she was holding his hand and the two guys were actually waiting for them,” said the translator.
Family members said the attack happened underneath scaffolding at a construction site. Two teenage boys charged at the boy.
“The two attackers were standing here, they were leaning against the poles,” said the translator. “Basically, they came out of nowhere and stabbed her grandson.”
The grandmother attempted to fight them off with her umbrella.
“She was screaming. She wanted to chase the two boys down, but they ran away so she stopped and went back to her grandson. She chased two steps then turned around because he was obviously injured,” said the translator.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.