Gibson endures horrible family tragedy

Gibson endures horrible family tragedy

Posted by mikemcgraw on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:44

Bulls forward Taj Gibson sent a sad message out on Twitter -- "They killed my lil superman. Only two more weeks until your 7 birthday. Tears forever."

Gibson was talking about his cousin Prince Joshua Avitto, and the news reports are disturbing. Avitto was riding in the elevator of his Brooklyn housing project with a friend Sunday, when he was attacked by an assailant using a butcher knife. According to relatives, the kids were headed outside to get ice cream.

Avitto was stabbed dozens of times. The friend, Mikayla Capers, 7, survived despite being stabbed 15 times and is in the hospital.

Police are still searching for the suspect, who may have also killed an 18-year-old college student last weekend.

Gibson, a Brooklyn native, has lost several close friends over the years to senseless violence and this latest incident is heartbreaking.

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