They identify the mother killed in a fatal shot while pushing a baby stroller in New York
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A woman who was fatally injured while pushing a car with her baby inside in Manhattan has been identified by the New York Police.
Identified as Azsia Johnson, age 20, from Staten Island specifically Elm Park. The victim was shot Wednesday around 8:20 p.m. on Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street on the Upper East Side, according to the NYPD statement.
Authorities responding to the report found Johnson with a gunshot wound to the head in the 100 block of East 95th Street. EMS also arrived at the scene and she was transferred to NYC Health & Hospitals/Metropolitan where she was eventually pronounced dead, according to the release.
Initial investigations determined that the woman was walking her 3-month-old baby when an unknown subject approached her and shot her in the head at close range, said NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell.
After the shot was fired, the suspect fled the scene on foot and headed east on 95th Street, the commissioner said.
The baby was not injured, however, he was taken to an area hospital for a medical check-up.
So far there have been no arrests in this regard, therefore, the investigation is still ongoing, the police said this Friday morning.
Two high-ranking NYPD officials said they were seeking to speak with the boy’s father about the case, but have not identified him as a suspect at the time, 4 New York revealed.
Multiple law enforcement sources said detectives recovered surveillance video showing the shooter walking past a residence just before the shooting, adding that the shooting is not believed to have been random.
According to reports, the victim had sent a message to his relatives that he was scheduled to meet with the boy’s father on Wednesday night to discuss a few things with him, a police source told the Daily News.
Also, the New York Post had reported that the woman was a victim of domestic violence.
Johnson was also the mother of a young child, according to other reports.