4-Year-Old Girl Among 3 Hit By Stray Bullets In NYC's Times Square

Written by on May 9, 2021

A 4-year-old woman was amongst three folks shot in New York Metropolis’s Occasions Sq. on Saturday after a struggle broke out between a number of folks, police mentioned.

The kid and her household had come into Manhattan from Brooklyn and have been toy buying when photographs rang out simply earlier than 5 p.m., hanging her, a 23-year-old feminine vacationer from Rhode Island, and a 43-year-old girl from New Jersey. Not one of the victims knew each other they usually’re all believed to have been bystanders, New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea mentioned at a press convention.

All three victims have been taken to a neighborhood hospital for non-life-threatening accidents. Shea mentioned the kid and the 23-year-old have been hit within the leg, and the 4-year-old required surgical procedure. The 43-year-old girl sustained a gunshot wound on her foot.

“What number of youngsters must be shot earlier than we take this significantly?” Shea mentioned, lamenting an increase in gun violence throughout the town because the begin of the pandemic. 

No arrests have been instantly made, although police have launched surveillance photographs of a male individual of curiosity within the case.

New York City's Times Square on Saturday after a shooting left three people injured.

New York Metropolis’s Occasions Sq. on Saturday after a capturing left three folks injured.

Two to 4 people are believed to have been concerned within the dispute that led to the gunfire. No weapons have been recovered on the scene.

New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio, in an announcement posted to Twitter, vowed that justice shall be served.

“The perpetrators of this mindless violence are being tracked down and the NYPD will carry them to justice. The flood of unlawful weapons into our metropolis should cease,” he tweeted.

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