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A woman stabbed on the streets of Astoria, Queens, would be the first homcide of 2022 in New York City.
The victim, who would be in his 40s, was discovered by a pedestrian on the sidewalk at 21st and Broadway in Astoria, according to the New York Police Department.
The woman was still alive, but had multiple stab wounds; She was transferred to Astoria General Hospital, where she died, indicates a report from The New York Post.
“It’s a mystery,” according to the police report, since there are no witnesses to the attack or a possible suspect.
The Post confirmed with the NYPD which was the first homicide reported this new year.
It is added that murders increased in 2021, when the city registered 485 murders, which means an increase of 4 percent.
Official statistics, the Post added, are not yet released.
The arrival of the new mayor of the city, Eric Adams, has raised expectations about how he will handle the police patrol, amid controversies from the NYPD over abuses.
Adams’ project to bring police officers back to the streets, with a more community sense.