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Woman hacked to death, another woman in critical condition in Brooklyn apartment attack: police

Posted at 8:47 AM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 08:49:03-04

UPDATE: At a news conference Saturday evening police said they have located a person of interest in the attack, and the person is speaking with detectives.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn— Police are investigating the death of a young woman found fatally stabbed in a NYCHA apartment Saturday morning in Williamsburg.

A second woman, 21, was also found with lacerations to her head and body, police said.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m., police responded to a call of an aided female outside the Bushwick Houses on Flushing Avenue.

When they arrived, officers learned a 21-year-old woman was transported by EMS to the hospital, where she remains in critical but stable condition, with lacerations to her head and all over her body, police said.

According to the NY Post, the 21-year-old called an Uber and got into the waiting car shortly before 1:30 a.m., when the driver noticed she was bleeding heavily and called 911.

When medics arrived, she told them there was a dead body in her eighth-floor apartment and her child was also inside, sources told the Post.

Police officers went inside the woman's apartment to further investigate, and they found a woman in her 20s, unconscious and unresponsive within the living-room area, with multiple stab wounds, and lacerations to both her head and body, police said.

EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Police found a 4-year-old girl, who is the child of the 21-year-old woman, inside a bedroom within the apartment, uninjured and unharmed, according to police.

EMS removed the child to the hospital for evaluation and observation.

Investigators found an ax inside a trash compactor in the building, but could not yet confirm if this was the murder weapon, police told PIX11 News.

There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Watch the police's full news conference from Saturday about the attack: