Five teens stabbed, slashed during massive brawl in Far Rockaway: NYPD

Five teenagers were stabbed or slashed during an after school brawl in Far Rockaway on Sept. 11, according to the NYPD.
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Detectives from the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway are working to determine what led up to a huge after-school brawl near the intersection of Mott Avenue and Central Avenue on Sept. 11 that left five teenagers with stab or slashing wounds.

Police from the 101st Precinct responded to a 911 call of a large group fighting just before 4 p.m. and, when officers arrived, they found three teenagers slashed and one who was stabbed, according to an NYPD spokesman, who added that a couple of moments later, the officers were alerted to a secondary brawl that occurred nearby that left another teenager with stab wounds.

A 17-year-old boy was rushed by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Center with a stab wound to his left thigh and another 17-year-old was transported to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital with a slashing wound to his face, police said. A 15-year-old boy was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital with a defensive wound to one of his hands.

Two other teens walked into St. John’s Episcopal Hospital one their own for treatment to their wounds, the police spokesman said.

A motive has yet to be established, according to law enforcement sources.

There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Through Sept. 3, the 101st Precinct reported 174 assault cases so far in 2023, the same number of assault cases that were reported at the same point as last year, according to the most recent CompStat report.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.