No arrests were made in the shooting that resulted in the death of a mother pushing her 3-month-old child in a stroller, at close range in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
According to a spokesperson from the NYPD, no arrests were made as of Thursday morning at 06:48 AM. The identity of the deceased woman is not yet available for release pending proper family notification, the spokesperson added via email.
On Wednesday, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell held a press conference. The nature of the relationship between the at-large suspect and the woman is still being investigated, he stated.
Without any more knowledge of the all-black-clad assassin, Adams placed blame on the “over saturation of guns” in the Big Apple, as well as “dangerous people that repeatedly leave our criminal justice system to continue actions like this.” The shooting happened on a sidewalk in front of a public school in an area of Manhattan where billionaires reside on one side of the block, while the other is poverty-stricken.
This area is located just blocks away from Gracie Mansion, which is the official residence of the Mayor of New York City.
At approximately 8:23 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a person shot opposite 164 E. 95th St. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 20-year-old female who was unconscious with a gunshot wound to her head. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Metropolitan Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased at 9:20 p.m., Sewell said at the most recent press conference.
Sewell said that the suspect approached the woman as she was pushing her baby, who was about three months old, in a carriage. Sewell stated that the suspect then shot one shot at her head from very close range and fled the scene.
The suspect is described as a male last seen wearing all black clothing including a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, Sewell said, giving no further descriptors.
Sewell advised anyone with information to call 1-800-577 TIPS. He stated that all tips would remain confidential.
Adams said that he had met previously with the attorney general earlier in day to discuss ghost weapons and then with U.S. Senator Kristi Gillibrand (D.N.Y.), to discuss gun trafficking.
“This entire day, we have dealt with the problem of gun proliferation on our streets, and their accessibility, and the fear that they will be used on innocent New Yorkers.”
Adams said that this is a “real-life story” of a mother pushing her baby carrier down the street. Adams said, “It shows the impact of this national problem on families. ”
It doesn’t matter where you are located in East New York, Brooklyn, or the Upper East Side. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for the New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies across the country to tackle this problem due to the oversupply of guns and the dangerous people who have fled our criminal justice system to continue their actions.
Adams claimed that 3300 guns have been removed from the streets.
The mayor said Wednesday that “although we will continue to move forward with our efforts, Washington and the criminal justice systems are necessary to assist us. “