Crime

Two Women and 4 Year Old Child Injured After Shooting in Times Square

Two women and a 4-year-old child were shot in Times Square in New York City on Saturday afternoon, and the New York Police Department said it was seeking a person of interest who fled the scene.

According to witnesses, two to four males got into a dispute. At least one pulled out a gun, shooting the child, who was toy shopping with her family, a 23-year-old female tourist from Rhode Island and a 46-year-old woman from New Jersey, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a news conference.

The child and the 23-year-old were shot in the leg, and the older woman was shot in a foot.

All of the victims were innocent bystanders, and none were known to each other, Shea said. All were taken to Bellevue Hospital and were expected to survive.

The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. ET at 44th Street and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to the New York Police Department.

The investigation was continuing. A portion of Times Square was shut down as police continued to investigate.

Hours later, the NYPD released video footage showing a suspect. Shea said he had “no doubt” the suspect would be caught shortly.

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