A lady in her 40s was stabbed to death in Queens on Saturday night, police said, in what was the city’s first known homicide of the year.
According to the NYPD, the unidentified woman was discovered laying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds at 21st Street and Broadway in Astoria at 8:50 p.m.
The person died at Astoria General Hospital, and the circumstances surrounding the murder remained “a mystery,” according to police, who stated no witnesses or suspects had been discovered.
According to the NYPD, the tragic New Year’s Day attack was the first reported homicide of the new year in the five boroughs.
According to sources, the city registered 485 homicides in 2021, up 4% from the 468 recorded in 2020. On Saturday, the NYPD had not yet announced its year-end crime data.
Despite the tiny increase, the city’s murder rate remained significantly lower than previous year’s highs. In 1990, there were a total of 2,245 murders, which was a new high.