A 20-year-old mother pushing her 3-month-old child in a stroller was executed at point-blank range by a gunman wearing all black on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Wednesday, and that suspect remained on the loose early Thursday, authorities say.
Cops responding to a 911 call about shots fired near Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street around 8:30 p.m. found the woman, whose identity has not yet been released, unconscious. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The baby wasn’t hurt. Few details were immediately available on the Manhattan shooting. Top police officials said at a press conference late Wednesday they were looking into whether the gunman may have had a relationship with the victim or might be the child’s father, but there was no immediate confirmation of that early Thursday.
Two senior NYPD officials said later Thursday they were looking to speak with the child’s father about the case, but they have not identified him as a suspect at this point.
The gunman approached the woman from behind and shot her once in the head before taking off on foot on East 95th Street, sources said.