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One dead, 3 injured in Saturday NYC violence: NYPD

A Mount Vernon woman was found in the Bronx early Saturday morning with her throat slit, authorities said.

Authorities said the body of Ashley Smith, 37, was discovered just after 6 a.m. at 1418 Oakley St. in the Williamsbridge neighborhood after an apparent fight on the sidewalk following a loud party.

Police said the bloody incident was one of four violent incidents across the three boroughs that left three people dead, including a man who was shot in the head.

Ashley Smith, 37, got into a fight on a Bronx sidewalk after a loud party. Robert Miller

Police and local sources said Smith was believed to have been stabbed with either a knife or a bloody liquor bottle, which was found at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

Two pink dreadlocks were found scattered on the sidewalk next to a pool of Smith’s dried blood Saturday afternoon, along with two large gold hoop earrings and a large number of pink fake nails believed to have belonged to the victim, police said.

Around 20 gold bracelets were also found scattered on the ground.

Dee, 35, who lives in the house where the gathering took place, said a fight broke out on the sidewalk in front of her house after people were chased away from the party.

“I tried to stop him because this is a nice area and they don’t do that here,” Dee said, but after he was punched and his glasses were broken, he gave up and went back home.

About 20 gold bracelets were found on the ground near where Smith was stabbed. Robert Miller

“Everybody was drunk and stupid,” he said, alleging that someone other than Smith, 37, instigated the deadly fight.

About four hours later, a man was found dead at the intersection of West 124th Street and Hancock Place in Harlem with a gunshot wound to the back of the head and was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. He is expected to survive.

Residents said the victim was a homeless man known in the neighborhood as “Bear.”

A Mount Vernon woman was found stabbed to death in the Bronx early Saturday morning. Robert Miller

As of Saturday afternoon, the suspect remained at large.

Local residents told The Washington Post that the victim was likely sleeping on the street near the scene.

“I was cleaning up and he was sleeping here,” one man said, pointing to the sidewalk. “He woke up and said he was going across the street to get some coffee.”

An hour later, three people in a sedan approached a U.S. postal worker at 824 East 51st Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, to report that their mail keys had been stolen, police said.

Police said the assailants shoved the federal officer, causing a minor injury to his right hand, then fled in a vehicle heading north on East 51st Street.

Then just before noon, a 55-year-old woman was found dead at the intersection of West 111th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, having been stabbed in the back with a sharp object.

The woman was also taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where she is expected to survive, police said.

Additional reporting by Olivia Rand.

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