Police say the incident happened around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday at Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street.
The 20-year-old victim was pushing a 3-month-old baby in a stroller when a man wearing an all-black hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants approached her from behind and shot the woman in the head at close range.
A 10-year-old who witnessed the murder said it was a single shot.
“I just heard a huge noise. It was only one, but it was extremely loud, like ‘boom!’” said the child. “I saw a lot of people running, and then I saw a few people. For example, I saw a woman down there, she fell. And at first I thought, ‘Is she okay?’ And then I saw people calling 911 and cops pulling up.”
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died about an hour later.
According to police, the baby was also taken to the hospital but was unharmed.
The shooter fled the scene of the crime.
New York Mayor Eric Adams spoke at the scene of the incident after spending the day addressing the proliferation of guns on the city’s streets.
“When a mother pushes a stroller down the block and is shot at point blank range, it shows how this national issue is affecting families,” Adams said. “We will find this person guilty of this terrible crime. We will find him and bring him to justice.”
So far there have been no arrests.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the shooter.
Call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by sending a message on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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