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Mother Killed and Daughter Wounded in July 4th Party Stabbing, Police Say

By  Chris Sommerfeldt and Aidan Gardiner | July 5, 2016 8:42am 

HARLEM — A mother was killed and her daughter injured when they were stabbed during a fight with another woman at a Harlem party Monday night, police said.

Michelle Kenny, 38, and her 21-year-old daughter were at a cookout when they decided to have an after party in a ninth-floor apartment of 95 Lenox Ave., near West 114th Street, about 2 a.m., sources said.

A ninth-floor tenant, 27, came out and got into an argument with the daughter, who was also celebrating her July 4 birthday, sources said.

The two started pushing and shouting at each other until they fell to the ground where the 26-year-old stabbed the daughter in the torso and arm, sources said.

Kenny then tried to intervene, but the other woman stabbed her in the torso, sources said.

Kenny, who lived on Noble Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Clason Point Lane, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai St. Luke's, police said.

The daughter was treated at the same hospital where she's listed in stable condition, police said.

Police were questioning the third woman who they were fighting with, but had yet to formally charge her, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.