In a harrowing incident, a 35-year-old woman was left in serious condition after being attacked yesterday afternoon outside the Stapleton Houses, a public housing complex located at 51 Hill St., Staten Island.
According to the NYPD, around 3 p.m., the woman was engaged in a heated verbal altercation with a man, who subsequently strangled her and shot her in the face. The incident’s details, reported by SILive.com, paint a grim picture of the events that transpired.
Tense Moments on Hill St.
“The unidentified victim was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze in serious but stable condition,” shared an NYPD spokesperson. The nature of the relationship between the assailant and the victim remains unclear, though sources suggest they knew each other.
Following the assault, the male suspect believed to be in his 30s, made his escape, allegedly in a white pickup truck. As of now, the authorities have yet to make any arrests or identify any suspects.
“Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also via crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.”
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A Disturbing Pattern
Domestic violence remains a pressing concern in New York City, with countless incidents involving family members, roommates, partners, and even minors. Just this week, a 60-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Brooklyn, with the alleged attacker being the jealous ex-boyfriend of the woman he was with at the time. In a separate incident in Queens, a Hispanic man took the life of his Irish girlfriend before ending his own.
These tragedies underscore the grim statistics surrounding domestic violence in the city. On average, New York City sees 747 reported domestic violence incidents daily, spanning from verbal abuse to physical assault. Tragically, around 65 of these incidents result in fatalities each year.
A Call to Action
In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Cecile Noel, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, emphasized the importance of community involvement in combating these crimes. Noel encourages New Yorkers to be vigilant and take advantage of the city’s numerous support programs.
Resources for Victims
If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence, assistance is available:
- Call 911, 988 or (800)-942-6906.
- Text “WELL” to 65173.
- More information can be found at NYC Well.