NEW YORK (TCD) — A 20-year-old woman who was pushing a stroller on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was killed after an assailant shot her in the head.
In a press briefing late Wednesday evening, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell shared preliminary details about the events. On Wednesday, June 29, at approximately 8:23 p.m., NYPD officers responded to a call about a person shot near 164 E. 95th St. When they arrived, they reportedly found the 20-year-old victim, who remained unnamed, unconscious with a gunshot wound to her head.
EMS reportedly arrived at the scene and transported her to Metropolitan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m.
Sewell said their initial findings show the victim was pushing a 3-month-old child in a stroller on East 95th Street close to Lexington Avenue when a person “approached her and fired a single shot into her head from a very close range.”
The suspect allegedly fled on foot eastbound. Sewell said the suspect was described as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
No arrests have been made, and Sewell urged anyone with information to come forward.
According to the New York Times, the victim and the child’s father reportedly have a history of violence. The father allegedly threatened the victim both before and after their baby was born.
The child, a baby girl, was not harmed during the shooting.