A woman pushing a baby stroller on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was shot dead Wednesday night, officials said.
The 3-month-old baby was not harmed in what the city’s mayor called a horrific crime. Two senior officials and members of the New York City Council Julie Menin said the woman killed was the child’s mother.
The shooting happened around 8:23 p.m. on East 95th Street, when a gunman approached the 20-year-old woman and shot her in the head “from a very close range,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. know.
The woman was taken to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The motive was not disclosed and there were no arrests as of Wednesday night.
Mayor Eric Adams told reporters: “We will find this terrible offender. “We will find him and bring him to justice. But we need the justice system to make sure this innocent person gets the justice we’re asking for.”
There is an “oversaturation” of guns, Adams said, and that the problem of gun violence is not limited to New York City.
Wednesday’s footage “shows how this national issue is affecting families,” Adams said. “And it doesn’t matter if you’re on the Upper East Side, or East New York, Brooklyn.”
Kurt Chirbas contribute.