New York City woman pushing baby in stroller on Upper East Side shot dead

Mayor Eric Adams visited the scene of the shooting where the woman pushing a stroller was shot dead, calling it a 'horrific crime'

A shooting on New York City's Upper East Side on Wednesday night has left a 20-year-old woman dead.

The shooting happened on East 95th St and Lexington Ave in Manhattan when the woman was pushing a 3-month-old baby in a stroller around 8:30 p.m. ET. 

The victim was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead an hour later, NYPD Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell said in a 10:30 p.m. press conference. 

The woman was shot by an "unknown" suspect "at a very close range," Sewell said. 

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NYPD officers examine a crime scene on the Upper East Side after a woman pushing a baby stroller was shot and killed. 

NYPD officers examine a crime scene on the Upper East Side after a woman pushing a baby stroller was shot and killed.  (WNYW)

The commissioner said the suspect, described as a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, ran away eastbound on 95th after shooting the woman once in the head.  

She said no arrests have been made. 

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A shooting on New York City's Upper East Side on Wednesday night has left one woman dead.

A shooting on New York City's Upper East Side on Wednesday night has left one woman dead. (Citizen)

"We're going to find this person that's guilty of this horrific crime," New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in the press conference. "We're going to find him and bring him to justice … to make sure that innocent person receives that justice." 

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NYPD officials examine a crime scene on the Upper East Side after a woman pushing a baby stroller was shot and killed. 

NYPD officials examine a crime scene on the Upper East Side after a woman pushing a baby stroller was shot and killed.  (WNYW)

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A shooting on New York City's Upper East Side on Wednesday night has left one woman dead.

A shooting on New York City's Upper East Side on Wednesday night has left one woman dead. (Citizen)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands with Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell during a 10:30 p.m. press conference. 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stands with Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell during a 10:30 p.m. press conference.  (WNYW)

Adams added that he had spent his whole day before the shooting addressing the "over-proliferation" of guns on the streets before the shooting "and how there is just no fear on using these guns on innocent New Yorkers. And this is the result of that." 

The baby was reportedly unharmed during the shooting.