NYPD officials say they are seeking a person of interest in connection with a shooting in Times Square that wounded a 4-year-old girl and two women Saturday. 


Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference that preliminary information indicates that there was a dispute among two to four people that led to at least one person pulling out a gun and firing.

The three victims did not know one another, and it appears they were all innocent bystanders, Shea said.

The NYPD said all three were transported to Bellevue Hospital, and are expected to survive their injuries.

Shea said the 4-year-old girl was “shopping for toys” with her family when she was shot in the leg. She is expected to undergo surgery at Bellevue Hospital, Shea said.

The police commissioner said a 23-year-old woman who was visiting the city from Rhode Island was also shot in the leg. He said the woman was in Times Square after being unable to get tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty.

A third woman, a 43-year-old woman from New Jersey, was shot in the foot, Shea said. 

Shea said a gun has not yet been recovered at the scene, but three shell casings that appear to be 25 caliber were recovered.