Bay Ridge brawl leads to double stabbing, killing one man and seriously injuring another

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An early morning brawl at Catrinas Bar and Grill in Bay Ridge turned fatal Jan. 29.

One man was killed and another was seriously injured after they were stabbed during an early-morning Brooklyn brawl on Saturday, police reported.

Police said the melee happened at about 3:49 am on Jan. 29 outside the Catrinas Bar and Grill located at 7316 3rd Ave. in Bay Ridge.

According to law enforcement sources, the two victims were part of a large dispute that broke out in front of the location. The argument quickly turned violent, police said, when unidentified, unapprehended individuals attacked both of them with sharp objects.

The suspects were gone by the time officers from the 68th Precinct arrived on the scene in response to a 911 call about the assault in progress.

Cops found one victim, a 22-year-old man, with a stab wound to his chest. EMS rushed him to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

The second victim, also a 22-year-old man, suffered a slash wound to his head, police noted. Paramedics brought him to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in stable condition.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, authorities said.

In a statement on social media, area Councilmember Justin Brannan called the incident a “senseless act of violence.”

“This senseless act of violence is a part of a well-documented and dangerous pattern of illegal and reckless behavior at this establishment over the years,” Brannan said. “It is clear that the owners of Catrina’s have no intention of following the law, no regard for the neighborhood in which they operate, and even less regard for keeping their own customers safe. To that end, I will be working with my colleagues in government to have Catrina’s liquor license revoked.”

Catrinas could not immediately be reached for comment.

Anyone with information regarding the deadly dispute can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

A version of this story first appeared on amNewYork.