NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect remained on the loose late Tuesday evening, after stabbing a teenage girl nearly a dozen times just steps from her front door in the Woodhaven section of Queens.
As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, Natasha Martinez, 17, remained at Jamaica Hospital after undergoing surgery for stab wounds to her back, arms, stomach and kidney.
Martinez was walking home from work alone around 11 p.m. Monday when a man came up behind her on 85th Street and plunged the knife into her repeatedly.
“She’s in the hospital in really bad condition, you know,” said Natasha’s mother, Wendy Martinez.
As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, a surveillance video shows the stabbing suspect moments before his act Monday night, strolling along wearing a hoodie.
“She don’t bother nobody — minds her own business — and this is what you do to her?” a neighbor said.
Outraged neighbors gathered at the scene Tuesday night.
“It’s not a violent environment,” said neighbor Edwin Martinez. “You know, people don’t get stabbed and shot here. It’s a nice neighborhood.”
Following the stabbing, Wendy Martinez found her daughter stumbling into their apartment near the crime scene in Queens on Monday night, and crying out.
“I think the guy saw her and stabbed her with a knife, like 10 times,” Wendy Martinez said.