2016-03-23 / Front Page

Teen, Man & Dog Stab Victims

By Liz Goff

A teenage boy and his dog were both stabbed while on a walk in Jackson Heights on March 13, police said.

Cops said the 16-year-old was walking with his dog near 80th Street and 32nd Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. on March 13 when he was approached by two men who asked him if he was “down with ABK,” short for a street gang called “Always Banging Kings.’

When the teen, who cops say is not part of any gang, said he is “not into that kind of thing,” one of the men stabbed him in the stomach while the other stabbed his dog, police said.

At about 9 p.m. on the same day, a 23-year-old man was approached by a group of men at 80th Street and Northern Boulevard, police said. One of the men asked the victim if he was “down with ABK,” and stabbed him in the back before he was able to answer, police said.

The teen and the man were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Family members rushed the dog to their veterinarian for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound the pooch suffered in the attack.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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