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NYPD identifies, still looking for suspected gunman in weekend Times Square shooting

A 4-year-old girl is among the three shooting victims. All are expected to recover.

Published: May 10, 2021 10:00am

Updated: May 10, 2021 11:31am

New York City police have identified a person of interest in connection with a weekend Times Square shooting in which a 4-year-old girl was injured, according to news reports. 

The suspect was identified as Farrakhan Muhammad after his brother came to police and identified him, according to ABC News.

The brother says the victims were shot when Muhammad attempted to shoot him and missed.

The child was shot in the leg while shopping with her parents. A police officer picked her up, rushed her to an ambulance, which took her to Bellevue hospital for surgery. She is expected to be OK.

The two other victims, a 23-year-old and a 43-year-old woman, were shot in the thigh and foot, respectively. Both also appear to be OK, according to news reports. 

Police have record bullet casings at the crime scene, considered one of the world's biggest tourist attractions, 

The New York City Police Department has tweeted a short video of a person of interest but has not announced a name.

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