Random gunfire seems to be on the rise. No one is safe. There are more guns than people out there in America.
A 4-year-old girl shopping for toys and two women bystanders were shot and injured Saturday in Times Square, the New York Police Department said.
The afternoon shooting occurred at West 45th Street and 7th Avenue in the city’s tourism zone. No suspects were in custody but a person of interest was being sought for questioning, police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a news conference.
“The perpetrators of this senseless violence are being tracked down and the NYPD will bring them to justice,” Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.
Police described the three as unintended targets struck when a dispute between four men nearby erupted in gunfire. An officer who was nearby heard four to five shots, the commissioner said.