NYC: Girl pushing child stroller shot useless on Higher East Aspect of Manhattan, police say

The three-month-old baby was unharmed, and the relationship between the 20-year-old woman and the baby was unclear Wednesday, police told CNN.

Police note that the shooting happened just after 8:20 p.m. on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Authorities are looking for a suspect.

“A woman was pushing a baby stroller down the block and was shot into the void. It shows how this national problem is affecting families,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement. one news conference. “It doesn’t matter if you’re on the Upper East Side or East New York, Brooklyn.”

The shooting comes hours after New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a package of legislation aimed at tightening gun laws in the state.

The Democratic governor’s move is in response U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that repeals a century-old New York state gun law that restricts the carrying of concealed handguns outside the home.
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On Wednesday, Hochul said a concept agreement had been reached that includes a broad range of protections that restrict public-carrying guns in sensitive locations, including in federal government buildings, state and local, medical and health facilities as well as at daycares, parks, zoos, playgrounds, and on public transportation. Hochul said educational institutions and places of worship will also be protected under the measure.

“The Supreme Court decision is a step back for us, but I would call it a temporary setback,” Hochul said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Hochul said she hopes to sign the legislation on Thursday after the special legislative session is convened.

Other gun control efforts are underway in the state, including lawsuits filed by New York City and the New York Attorney General’s Office against 10 companies that sell parts for so-called ghost guns. official said. Legal action to hold distributors accountable for the dissemination of mail-order components used to make firearms untraceable that led to shootings.

CNN’s Mirna Alsharif and Emily Chang contributed to this report.

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