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3 shot, including 1 child, in Times Square

Three people were shot Saturday afternoon in New York City’s Times Square, according to multiple reports.

Two women and a 4-year-old girl, none of whom are believed to be related, were shot at 4:55 p.m. near Seventh Avenue and West 44th Street, according to The New York Times.

Officials said the victims were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive, officials said in a press conference. No arrests have been made.

New York City Mayor de Blasio (D) said on Twitter that he was glad the victims are in stable condition.

“Thankfully these innocent bystanders are in stable condition. The perpetrators of this senseless violence are being tracked down and the NYPD will bring them to justice. The flood of illegal guns into our city must stop,” de Blasio tweeted.

New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the individuals were not targeted during the attack.

The shooting occurred after a dispute between two to four males at the scene, officials. During the dispute, at least one person pulled out a gun. During the gunfire, the three victims were shot.

Officers were nearby when the shooting occurred.

The 4-year-old from Brooklyn was shot in the leg. A 23-year-old female from Rhode Island was shot in the leg, and a 44-year-old from New Jersey was shot in the foot. 

Officials released video of one person of interest in connection with the shootings. 

Tags Bill de Blasio gun violence Mass shooting New York New York City times square

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