TRENTON, N.J. — A sleeping 6-year-old boy was stabbed to death inside a bedroom of his southern New Jersey home early Sunday in an unprovoked attack that also critically wounded his 12-year-old sister, who was also asleep in the room, prosecutors said.
Two other children in the home were unharmed.
Camden County prosecutors said Dominick Andujor was pronounced dead at the scene. His sister, whose throat was cut, remains hospitalized.
The girl, whose name has not been released, went door to door in her Camden neighborhood to get help and finally reached the home of Nakyta McCray, who called 911. She said the girl ‘‘was barely breathing’’ and bleeding profusely when emergency personnel arrived.
A man who lives in the area and apparently has lacerations on his hand was being sought Sunday.
Also in the home were two girls, ages 9 and 14, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor’s office. The teenager had been babysitting the other three children because their mother was in the hospital.