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Woman walking with stroller shot and killed in New York


A 20-year-old woman was shot dead Wednesday night while pushing a 3-month-old baby in a stroller on New York’s Upper East Side, police said.

The unidentified woman was pushing a stroller down Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street around 8:25 p.m. when a man wearing a black hoodie came up from behind and shot her in the head, ABC News New York station WABC reported.

An unidentified person approached her and fired a single shot at close range, police said. The suspect fled immediately afterwards on foot, traveling east along East 95th Street, according to the NYPD. He was last seen wearing a hoodie and sweatpants, all in black.

The NYPD responded to the scene and encountered a female victim who was unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the head.

The woman was taken to Metropolitan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m., police said.

Police said the baby was unharmed, WABC reported.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing, police said.

ABC News’ William Gretsky contributed to this report.

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