Woman shot and killed while pushing a stroller in New York

A 20-year-old woman was shot dead in New York on Wednesday evening (local time). At the time, she was traveling with a baby who was about three months old.

Police speak to media about a shooting on Manhattan’s Upper East Side that killed a 20-year-old woman. – Youtube/CBS New York


the essentials in brief

  • A 20-year-old woman was shot dead from behind in New York on Wednesday evening.
  • At the time of the crime, she was pushing a three-month-old baby in a stroller.
  • The perpetrator fled and the police began investigating.

A 20-year-old woman has been shot dead in New York while pushing a three-month-old baby in a stroller. The incident happened on Wednesday evening (local time) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, police said.

The perpetrator – a man in a black hoodie – fired a single shot and then fled. The woman was pronounced dead a little later in a hospital. The baby is unharmed. The police have started the investigation, but the background to the crime was initially unknown.

“We lost a 20-year-old woman on the Upper East Side tonight,” Mayor Eric Adams wrote on Twitter.

“More guns in our city means more lives lost.” Some US media reported that the dead woman was the mother of the child. The police initially did not comment on the identity of the victim. According to reports, the perpetrator shot the woman in the back of the head.

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