The NYPD cordoned off the area of Times Square, in the heart of that city, in search of the attacker who started shooting at the crowd and provoked at least two gunshot wounded.
According to the first reports, the attack was at sunset on Saturday. A woman and a minor were injured and had to be hospitalized immediately.
The first videos uploaded to social networks are from moment of attack, in which the two shots are clearly heard.
The injured woman was treated immediately, as seen in the following video.
At first, the security forces were present at the scene and cordoned off the area. Meanwhile a intense search in the surrounding buildings, to find the sniper.
At the same time, the authorities asked the population to refrain from attending the place and to remain at a distance.
The incident coincided with a similar one that occurred in the shopping Aventura Mall de Miami, which left three injured. Researchers are trying to find if there are points of connection between the two facts.