Wednesday, July 26, 2023 8:49PM
UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — A child was grazed by a bullet during a shootout on the Upper West Side.
Officials say shots were fired near 94th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in front of the W-S Deli.
Police say two men were shooting at each other around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. An adult’s foot and 4-year-old child’s leg were grazed.
They are not believed to be the intended targets. Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital.
The mother of the child injured in the shooting said she is still trying to process why it happened.
Video from overnight shows investigators inside the W-S Deli looking at surveillance footage, and combing the area out front for evidence.
In the video, you can also see what appears to be a bullet hole in the front of the store. Police are trying to determine if the shots were fired from inside or outside the store.
Officials say the two men who were firing at each other fled the scene. One is a heavy-set man wearing a Yankees hat and the other fled in a gray sedan, authorities said.
A person who lives in the neighborhood says he heard gunshots and then sirens.
“I saw, as I said, the ambulance parked. There were a couple of police cars and then I saw a couple of EMTs rushing a child to the back of the ambulance. They were running her across the street into the ambulance,” Eyewitness Andrew Leibert said.
No one has been arrested. Investigators are still looking into what led up to the gunfire.
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