Teen dead, 11-year-old wounded in double stabbing in NJ

By 1010 WINS

NEWARK, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Police are investigating a double stabbing that killed a 15-year-old and left an 11-year-old wounded in Newark on Tuesday. 

The incident occurred around 11 a.m, at an apartment building near Highland and Park Avenues.Police were called about a stabbing in an apartment on Park Avenue, said Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose.

The younger victim was hospitalized and is expected to survive, Ambrose added.

Five people were taken into custody and questioned in connection to the stabbings, officials say they are considered persons of interest.

The deceased vitcim was later identified as Elijah Alvarez

The investigation remains ongoing.

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