The 20-year-old victim was pushing a 3-month-old baby in a stroller when a man, wearing all black, hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, walked up from behind and shot the woman in the head at point blank range.
A 10 year old who witnessed the murder told Eyewitness News it was a single gunshot.
The search continues for man who walked up behind a woman and shot and killed her while she was pushing a baby in a stroller. This is on 95th between Lexington and Third Ave on the Upper East Side. @nypdtips is asking for information. https://t.co/1i4PWolfzp pic.twitter.com/3mUlRrmgcP
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) June 30, 2022
“I just heard a huge noise. It was just one, but it was extremely loud, like, ‘Boom!'” the child said. “I seen a lot of people running, and then I saw a few people. Like, I saw a woman down there, she fell. And at first I thought, ‘Is she ok?’ And then I saw people calling 911 and cops pull up.”
The woman was taken to Metropolitan Hospital, where she died about an hour later.
Police say the baby was also rushed to the hospital, but was unharmed.
New York Mayor Eric Adams spoke at the scene of the incident after he spent the day addressing the proliferation of guns on city streets.
“When a mother is pushing a baby carriage down the block and is shot at point blank range, it shows just how this national problem is impacting families,” Adams said. “We are going to find this person that is guilty of this horrific crime. We are going to find him and bring him to justice.”
The commissioner said the suspect, described as a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, ran away eastbound on 95th after shooting the woman once in the head.
No arrests have been made so far.
“We’re going to find this person that’s guilty of this horrific crime,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in the press conference. “We’re going to find him and bring him to justice … to make sure that innocent person receives that justice.”
Adams added that he had spent his whole day before the shooting addressing the “over-proliferation” of guns on the streets before the shooting “and how there is just no fear on using these guns on innocent New Yorkers. And this is the result of that.”
The baby was reportedly unharmed during the shooting.
Call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.