A woman and a three-year-old girl have been shot in a shocking daylight attack in New York’s Times Square.
A woman and a three-year-old girl have been shot in New York’s Times Square.
The gunfire erupted in the tourist hotspot just before 5pm on Saturday at West 44th Street and Seventh Ave.
The victims are not related, sources said. It was initially reported they were a mother and daughter.
The woman was struck in the leg and the child was hit in the upper torso, law enforcement sources said.
The two victims were rushed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
Streets around Times Square were closed to traffic amid the chaotic aftermath.
Both are expected to survive.
“Horrible. What is it going to take?” NYPD Police Benevolent Association tweeted.
“When will our leaders admit they have made a mistake? If this doesn’t shock them to reality, what will?”
The suspect has beenwith short dreadlocks, wearing a zip-up red hoodie and a white soccer jersey bearing the number nine.
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