Mother fatally stabbed trying to break up fight in Brooklyn

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One woman is dead and another in custody after a stabbing in Coney Island

A woman is being questioned by police in Brooklyn in the brutal murder of a mother who was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight between teenagers.

The deadly attack happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Surf Avenue in Coney Island.

Authorities say 31-year-old Shymeka Tart was stabbed in the chest and died after being rushed to Coney Island Hospital.

A 40-year-old woman is now in police custody, and charges are pending.
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