Woman walking with baby stroller shot to death in NYC

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

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

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

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 pm, 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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