Park Slope double stabbing leaves young woman dead, twin sister wounded: NYPD

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Police at a crime scene in New York City.
File photo by Dean Moses

A young woman was killed and another was seriously injured in a double stabbing outside a Park Slope bodega early on Sunday morning, according to the NYPD.

Detectives are looking for two male suspects who apparently attacked both victims after unsuccessfully trying to strike up a conversation with them, which led to a dispute, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Law enforcement sources said the violence erupted at about 2:20 a.m. on March 17 near 77 4th Ave., at St. Mark’s Place, in Park Slope.

Officers from the 78th Precinct, responding to a 911 call regarding an assault in progress, found both victims, aged 19, wounded at the location. The women were reportedly twin sisters who had been hanging out together at the time they were attacked, sources familiar with the case said.

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The girls were attacked on 4th Avenue near St. Mark’s Place in Sunset Park. Photo courtesy of Google Maps

One woman, Samyia Spain, 19, of Nevins Street in Gowanus, suffered a stab wound to her chest, while the other was stabbed in the arm, police reported.

EMS rushed both victims to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where Spain was pronounced dead a short time later. The other 19-year-old woman, meanwhile, was listed in stable condition.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation. Police sources said both male suspects wore blue and red sweatshirts, black pants and masks on their faces.

Anyone with information regarding the murder or the suspects’ whereabouts 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 X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

The 78th Precinct had one reported homicide so far in 2024 through March 10, according to the most recent CompStat report. Before what appeared to be a murder-suicide in the neighborhood in January, Park Slope had not seen a murder in almost two years. Felony assaults were also down 33.3% year-to-date.

Spain’s murder was the second reported in Brooklyn over the weekend – early on Saturday morning, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot near a nightclub in Canarsie.