6 Injured in Night of Violence in West Farms

6 Injured in Night of Violence in West Farms
by David Greene

At least three people were stabbed and three others were struck over the head with objects in a night of violence– unprecedented even in the ruff-and-tumble neighborhood of West Farms.

Police shutdown Daily Avenue as detectives investigate a melee where five men were injured during a brawl between several groups.–Photo by David Greene

According to one police source, the night of mayhem began at 8:22 p.m., on Sunday, June 16, when police were called to 1968 Daily Avenue.

Officers shutdown Daily Avenue, between East Tremont Avenue and East 178 Street with crime scene tape as detectives interviewed witnesses and collected evidence from the street.

The official stated, “There was a large dispute between multiple groups. As the individuals fled, five victims remained on the scene and all victims (were) transported to St. Barnabas Hospital.”

Police have made one arrest in a woman’s stabbing on Boston Road after a night of mayhem in West Farms.–Photo by David Greene

Police say one male was stabbed in the neck, a second male was slashed on the face and three other males were struck on the head with “blunt instruments.”

Police have not announced an arrest, but one source close to the investigation reported that at least one suspect had been identified. Police officials could not immediately say if the incident was gang related.

Despite the already heavy police presence in the area, at 10:50 p.m., police were called to 2012 Boston Road, where police report a still-unidentified 24 year-old woman was slashed multiple times across the face and body. The condition of the victim was not immediately known.

A police officer stands guard outside of 1963 Daily Avenue after two men were stabbed and three others were beaten with unknown objects.–Photo by David Greene

Police say that Tachiana Dancey, a 21 year-old female who resides on East 178 Street, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Detectives continue to search for leads in the still-unsolved murder of Cindy Diaz, 48, a mother of three kids who was shot to death after coming out of a McDonald’s on Boston Road back on January 6, 2017.

Police vehicles patrol East 178 Street as police shutdown Daily Avenue after 5 people were injured during a large brawl between rival groups.–Photo by David Greene

Meanwhile, the NYPD announced this past week that nearly 300 officers assigned to administration duties have left their desks jobs and are already patrolling the streets as part of the NYPD’s “Summer All Out” initiative. A program designed to combat rising crime trends and gangs during the summer moths in problem-plagued areas.

Police officials have so far only announced that a Mott Haven precinct and a Public Service Area, which covers public housing complexes, will be getting the additional officers who will be on foot patrol until Labor Day.

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