A woman was shot and killed while pushing her baby in the Upper East Side stroller
A 20-year-old woman was shot dead on Wednesday night while pushing a three-month-old stroller in a stroller on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She wasn't injured by the infant.
New York Police Department key Chant Seawell said at a press conference that a victim approached her from behind and "fired a shot at her head from a very close distance" when the victim fired a stroller. He said he was pushing.
The victim was taken to the hospital and sentenced to death about an hour later, Sewell said. She was identified on Thursday as 20-year-old Asian Johnson on Staten Island.
"Asia is not worth this," her family friend Evony Paulin told CBS News York. "She's a good person, so no one wants to hurt Asia."
There are still many suspects. Sources toldCBS New Yorkthat police did not believe it was a random shooting and took the child's father (a 22-year-old man with a criminal record) as a person. I'm interested in saying that I'm considering it.
According to these sources, the detective obtained a surveillance video of Johnson meeting with his child's father at some point before the shooting.
Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Eric Adams also spoke at a press conference on Wednesday, pointing out "the problem of gun overgrowth in our city."
"When a woman pushes a baby carriage down to a block and is shot at close range, it shows how this national problem is affecting her family," Adams said. "It doesn't matter if you're in the Upper East Side or in East New York, Brooklyn. Gun oversaturation puts people at risk."
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