A teenager from Long Island was fatally stabbed to death in a mall near his high school when dozens of other students took their cell phones out to record melee rather than help, police said.
Khaseen Morris, a 16-year-old senior at Oceanside High School, was stabbed in the chest on Monday afternoon during an apparent dispute over a girl. He later died in a hospital after many of the 50 to 70 teenagers who had gathered nearby recorded the bloody attack and made no attempt to stop him.
"Children stood there and did not help Khaseen," said Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick told reporters, according to Newsday. "They'd rather be video, they filmed his death instead of helping him."
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The police are now looking for six to seven teenagers who are believed to have participated in the attack after interrogating witnesses and social media, including Snapchat, and surveillance videos have checked out the Internet Fitzpatrick said:
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Morris, who was not armed during the knife-cut, The friend of a girl whom he had taken home from a party on Sunday had, according to the police, tried to find him to confront the adolescent.
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Fitzpatrick called these at the site of the deadly assault to share what they know with detectives.
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