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City hall leader Eric Adams is going to the location of the shooting where the woman pushing a stroller was shot dead.
A shooting on Wednesday night in New York City’s Upper East Side has left a 20-year-old woman dead.
The shooting occurred on East 95th St and Lexington Ave in Manhattan when the woman who was pushing a 3-month-old baby in a carriage around 8:30 p.m. ET.
The victim was taken to an emergency clinic and was articulated dead an hour after the incident, NYPD Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell said in a 10:30 p.m. public interview.
The woman was shot by an unknown suspect “at an extremely short proximity,” Sewell said.
The official said the suspect, depicted as a man wearing a dark hooded pullover and running pants, took off eastward on 95th after shooting the woman in the head.
She said no arrests had been made.
“We will hold this individual liable for this terrible crime,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in the question and answer session. “We will track down him and deal with him … to ensure that innocent people get their justice.”
Adams added that he had gone through his entire day before the shooting tending to the “over-proliferation” of guns in the city before the shooting “and how there is only no trepidation on utilizing these weapons on innocent New Yorkers. What’s more, this is the consequence of that.”
The baby was allegedly safe during the shooting.