NEW YORK, NY – The new year in New York City began with a fatal stabbing, marking the city’s first murder of 2024. Tsering Wangdu, 29, died after being involved in a knife fight outside a Queens bar early Monday morning. His 30-year-old friend was also critically injured in the incident. The brawl erupted on the corner of 76th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, leading to the tragic outcome.
According to law enforcement sources, Wangdu and his friend were asked to leave a nearby bar after getting into an argument with another reveler on New Year’s Eve. The altercation took a deadly turn, resulting in Wangdu being stabbed in the thigh and his friend being slashed in the chest and face. Both were rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where Wangdu succumbed to his injuries later that evening. His friend remains in critical condition.
The unknown assailant is still on the run, and no arrests have been made in connection with the murder. The community and authorities are working together to gather information and bring the perpetrator to justice.
As the investigation continues, the neighborhood mourns the loss of Wangdu and hopes for the recovery of his friend. The tragic incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges related to public safety in the city as it grapples with the aftermath of this senseless act of violence.
In the wake of this first murder of 2024, authorities are urging anyone with information about the case to come forward and assist in the investigation. The community is standing together in solidarity, seeking justice for the victims and their families as they cope with this devastating loss.