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According to the New York Post, Taj Gibson’s 6-year-old cousin, Prince Joshua Avitto, was tragically stabbed to death in an elevator in Brooklyn Sunday.

Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and Mikayla Capers, 7, were in an elevator together when they were hacked and stabbed multiple times in the random 6 p.m. attack, law-enforcement sources said.

“They were just coming outside to get some ice cream and ices,” said Inez Rodriguez, president of a tenants association. “This is the worst thing that I’ve ever seen in this neighborhood.”

The young boy was found dead in the elevator of the Boulevard Houses at 845 Schenck Ave. in East New York, sources said.

[…] The little girl, who was chased by the maniac out of the elevator on the first floor, collapsed in front of a nearby building, sources said. Mikayla was in surgery at Brookdale Hospital.

The Bulls forward posted this photo on Instagram Monday in response to the tragedy:

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