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Mother shot dead while pushing stroller in New York

Mother shot dead while pushing stroller in New York
The gunman reportedly fired one fatal shot into the back of the 20-year-old’s head, 警察は言った

A young walking with her baby in ニューヨーク was shot and killed after a gunman attacked her from behind, 当局は言う.

約 8:30pm on Wednesday night, near Lexington and East 95th Street, a 20-year-old woman pushing her months-old child in a stroller was approached from behind by a hooded gunman, who then fired one fatal shot into the back of her head, 警察は言う.

The shocking murder came just days after the 最高裁判所 struck down a New York law that requires people to demonstrate a particular need for carrying a gun in order to get a license to carry one in public. The justices said the requirement violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

During a news conference following the shocking murder, New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the victim was rushed to Metropolitian Hospital in crtitical condition. She was pronounced dead approximately an hour after arriving, 彼が追加した, without identifying the victim.

子供, who was in the stroller at the time of the attack, was reportedly unharmed, 当局者は言った.

The suspect remains at large and is described as having been dressed in all black and a hooded sweatshirt. There was no word on a possible motive.

The brazen murder took place in one of the city’s most affluent neighbourhoods and just blocks away from a playground, where kids playing reportedly heard a loud “boom” that they only later processed as being a gunshot when they saw the terrible scene that had unfolded, による DailyMail.com.

“I was really confused, because I thought maybe this was fireworks. But then I realized that no, this is serious and that there was a gunshot,” a 10-year-old girl in the area told the 郵便.

夕方遅く, New York City Mayor Eric Adams attended a press conference at the scene of the violent crime and laid the blame of the stunning murder at the feet of the city’s “problem of the over-proliferation of guns on our streets”.

“When a woman is pushing a baby carriage down the block, and is shot at point-blank range, it shows just how this national problem is impacting families,” Mr Adams said, による CBSニュース. “It doesn’t matter if you are on the Upper East Side, or East New York, ブルックリン. The oversaturation of guns endangers people.”

木曜日に, で 6-3 決定, the justices’ of the Supreme Court determined that the New York law that required people who seek to carry a concealed weapon to receive a permit, considered to be one of the country’s most restrictive laws, to be unconstitutional.

The decision is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation’s largest cities — including New York, Los Angeles and Boston — and elsewhere, as about a quarter of the US population lives in states expected to be affected by the ruling, the high court’s first major gun decision in more than a decade.

Just hours before the fatal shooting in the city, the governor of the state announced a new measure that is being finalised with legislative leaders that will ban people from carrying firearms into many places of business unless the owners put up a sign saying guns are welcome.

Gov Kathy Hochul said lawmakers have agreed on the broad strokes of a gun control bill that the Democratic-led 立法府 is poised to pass Thursday.

Wednesday night’s murder also follows a string of recent shootings that have seemingly taken place at random on the streets and on the subway, ロイターによると.

Shooting rates in the city have yet to come back down to prepandemic levels. 例えば, as of Sunday, there had been 624 shootings in the city since the start of the year, which when compared for the same time period in 2021, represents a 12 per cent drop. But when you look back further and compare that rate with the same time period in 2019, it actually represents a 28 パーセント増加, による ニューヨーク・タイムズ.

With files from the Associated Press