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Wild New York: boy stabbed playing basketball in a park

A children’s basketball game ended in extreme violence when a sore loser stabbed a 12-year-old boy in the chest in a Bronx park in broad daylight..

Apparently the attacker was enraged that the boy was beating him in a basketball game at Marble Hill Park around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and therefore cut him across the chest with an unknown object, according to the police.

The injured man was transported to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Saturday night. No arrests were announced at the time and there was no information on the age of the attacker, reported New York Post.

Last month, a 19-year-old was stabbed in the stomach by a group of teenagers during a fight at the Staten Island ferry terminal. Days before, an alleged gang was caught on video violently harassing a minor under the age of 15 on a street in Upper Manhattan, beating him and stealing his shoes in broad daylight.

In May three teenagers were stabbed on an MTA bus at the end of school hours on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (NYC). And in June a group of at least eight suspected youth gang members held a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint in Brooklyn Bridge Park and gathered to film the violent ordeal.

Minor victims and perpetrators are increasingly protagonists in armed violence in New York, particularly shootings and attacks with white weapons.

A recent NYPD report found that recidivism among teens has increased dramatically over the past five years.

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