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2 women, child shot in Times Square in NYC, police say

Times Square Shooting
Posted at 4:21 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-09 09:50:37-04

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — A 4-year-old girl and two women bystanders were shot and injured in Times Square on Saturday.

According to The New York Times, the child was out shopping for toys while the women were innocent bystanders.

NBC News reported the shooting occurred at 5 p.m. ET at 7th Avenue and West 44th Street.

In a tweet, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said "the perpetrators of this senseless violence are being tracked down and the NYPD will bring them to justice."

According to NBC News, four men got into a dispute before shots rang out.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted out a photo of one person of interest involved in the shooting.

The victims' injuries were not life-threatening, but the 4-year-old girl, who is from Brooklyn, did undergo surgery for a gunshot wound to her leg.

According to the Associated Press, the victims were a 23-year-old woman from Rhode Island who was sightseeing and a 43-year-old woman from New Jersey.

The AP reported that the Rhode Island woman was shot in the leg, and the 43-year-old woman was shot in the foot.

None of the victims are related, the AP reported.