A tragic hammer attack in Brooklyn resulted in the death of a mother and critical injuries to her two young children. The deceased, identified as Zhao Zhao, was attacked in a Sunset Park apartment along with her 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son.
The suspect, Liyong Ye, who also resided in the same apartment, allegedly had a dispute with Zhao prior to the assault. While the exact motive remains unclear, officials speculate it may be related to a rent dispute.
After the attack, all victims were rushed to Lutheran Hospital; Zhao succumbed to her injuries, while her children remain in critical condition. Ye was arrested outside the building, bloodied, with the alleged weapon recovered nearby. Charges against him include second-degree murder and attempted murder. Investigations are ongoing.