Stabbing at Long Island Home Leaves Grandmother Dead, Grandson Seriously Injured - NBC New York

Stabbing at Long Island Home Leaves Grandmother Dead, Grandson Seriously Injured

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    A grandmother was killed and her adult grandson was seriously injured in a stabbing at a home on Long Island. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)

    A grandmother was killed and her adult grandson was seriously injured in a stabbing at a home on Long Island, and two men have been arrested with the attack.

    Officers responded to a 911 call about the stabbing shortly before 2 p.m., but police have released little information about what may have occurred inside the home on North Newbridge Road in Levittown Wednesday afternoon.

    Police believe the home was targeted and that the attackers charged in on foot and assaulted the grandmother and grandson. 

    The two victims were found in the house, each with multiple stab wounds.

    Police said the 73-year-old woman had several lacerations to her body. She was pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County police medic.

    Her 24-year-old grandson was found in the foyer with lacerations to his forearms, police said. He was conscious and able to talk to police about what had happened and was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

    The victims' identities haven't been released. 

    Crime scene tape was up around the home Wednesday evening and a Nassau County police RV was parked outside as police continued to search for evidence.

    Authorities were investigating another nearby home on Blackbird Lane where they brought in two men, identified as Benjamin Lopez, 23, and Deangelo Gill, 19, to be questioned. They were not being cooperative, police said. Cops said they later charged the duo with second-degree murder. 

    Neighbors said they believed drugs were involved, and police said it’s not the first time they’ve responded to the home.

    "It's very, very sad," Dara Crawford of Levittown said. "They were supposedly a very nice family, but there was some drug addiction going on."

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