NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A person was stabbed within the coronary heart, and managed to stroll to the hospital with a blade in his chest.
It’s a criminal offense residents are shocked by.
“Wow, I’ve goose bumps,” one neighbor stated.
Police say 35-yr-previous Mohamed Ramirez was stabbed within the coronary heart round 10 p.m. Monday night time, and managed to stroll 5 blocks to Elmhurst Hospital to verify himself in.
All through the day detectives poured over surveillance video from cameras outdoors the Elmhurst Gardens condo complicated on Macnish Road close to Elmhurst Ave the place the stabbing occurred.
“This space is admittedly protected. i by no means seen something flawed right here, by no means, by no means, by no means,” Leo Fermin stated.
Police searched the perimeter for the weapon. They appeared underneath rubbish cans on close by Broadway in Elmhurst, and on the roof of a retailer.
The weapon pierced Ramirez’s coronary heart. The assault occurred in a residential space crammed with households — simply blocks from the place Ramirez lives.
Neighbor Larry Grande doesn’t know who would need to harm him.
“It’s loopy as a result of I all the time seen him round. He seemed like a very good man,, like nobody has something dangerous towards him,” he stated.
Investigators are nonetheless wanting into what precisely occurred and why.
Ramirez — a former EMT at North Shore/LIJ underwent emergency surgical procedure.
It’s unclear if he knew his attacker.
Milly Karafasoulos — a forty yr resident of the neighborhood — stated there has just lately been an issue with vagrants within the space. She consider they’re coming from close by Moore Hempstead Playground.
She’s grown so fearful that she’s began to sue an app that alerts civilians about crimes within the neighborhood.
“The homeless and people who find themselves alcoholic, and individuals who want phrase, they’re simply lounging round right here,” she stated.