4 Kids, Mom Stabbed to Death in Brooklyn

Police have suspect in custody

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Oct 27, 2013 5:42 AM CDT | Updated Oct 27, 2013 8:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – New York City police say a mother and her four children are the victims of a stabbing rampage at their Brooklyn home. Authorities say the victims are 37-year-old Qiao Zhen Li, 9-year-old Linda Zhuo, 7-year-old Amy Zhuo, 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo and 1-year-old William Zhuo. A person of interest has been taken into custody, but no charges had been filed by this morning. Police say authorities arrived at the scene just before 11pm last night and found all five victims unconscious and unresponsive.

Three of the children were pronounced dead at the scene, while another child and the woman were taken to two Brooklyn hospitals, where they were pronounced dead. Adjoining two-story brick buildings sit on a tree-lined block in the working-class neighborhood where the stabbings occurred. Neighbor May Chan told the Daily News it was "heartbreaking" to learn of the deaths. "I always see (the kids) running around here," Chan said. "They run around by my garage playing. They run up and down screaming."

Police officers wait outside a residence Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death earlier in New York. Emergency responders found three of the victims dead at the residence just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Two others...
Police officers wait outside a residence Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death earlier in New York. Emergency...   (John Minchillo)
Medical Examiner Transport personnel remove a loaded body bag from a residence in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death earlier in New York. Emergency responders found three of the victims dead at the residence just before...
Medical Examiner Transport personnel remove a loaded body bag from a residence in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to...   (John Minchillo)
Medical Examiner Transport personnel place a loaded body bag into their vehicle Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 after exiting the residence of a crime scene in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death earlier in New York. Emergency responders found three of...
Medical Examiner Transport personnel place a loaded body bag into their vehicle Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 after exiting the residence of a crime scene in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn where five...   (John Minchillo)
Medical Examiner Transport personnel place a loaded body bag into their vehicle Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 after exiting the residence of a crime scene in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death earlier in New York. Emergency responders found three of...
Medical Examiner Transport personnel place a loaded body bag into their vehicle Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 after exiting the residence of a crime scene in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn where five...   (John Minchillo)
Medical Examiner Transport personnel place remove a loaded body bag from a residence in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death earlier in New York. Emergency responders found three of the victims dead at the residence just...
Medical Examiner Transport personnel place remove a loaded body bag from a residence in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed...   (John Minchillo)
Medical Examiner Transport personnel prepare to place a loaded body bag into their vehicle after exiting the residence of a crime scene in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death in New York. Emergency responders found three...
Medical Examiner Transport personnel prepare to place a loaded body bag into their vehicle after exiting the residence of a crime scene in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013...   (John Minchillo)
Medical Examiner Transport personnel prepare to place a loaded body bag into their vehicle after exiting the residence of a crime scene in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death earlier in New York. Emergency responders found...
Medical Examiner Transport personnel prepare to place a loaded body bag into their vehicle after exiting the residence of a crime scene in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013...   (John Minchillo)
Medical Examiner Transport personnel remove a loaded body bag from a residence in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death in New York. Emergency responders found three of the victims dead at the residence just before 11...
Medical Examiner Transport personnel remove a loaded body bag from a residence in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to...   (John Minchillo)
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