Two women and one child were shot and hospitalized Saturday night after a shooting in Times Square, New York City, local ABC News affiliate WABC reported Saturday night.The shooting reportedly occurred when four men got into a fight and one pulled out a gun and began firing. The gunman missed his intended targets, however, and instead struck the three victims. According to WABC, their injuries are not life-threatening. A four-year-old child was shot in the left leg, a 23-year-old woman was hit in her right leg, and a 43-year-old woman was shot in her left foot, according to The New York Post.According to the Post, the adult victims were identified as Rhode Island native Wendy Magrinat and New Jersey native Marcela Aldana. The child was identified as Skye Martinez.The four men fled the scene, and police were searching for the gunman, a senior NYPD official told a local NBC News affiliate.In response to the shooting, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was glad the victims were not in serious condition, but criticized the shooting and the "flood of illegal guns" into the city.
"The perpetrators of this senseless violence are being tracked down and the NYPD will bring them to justice," the mayor wrote over Twitter. "The flood of illegal guns into our city must stop."These sentiments were also expressed by NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea, who blamed the incident on illegal guns.“We need action and we need policies regarding laws to have consequences for that policy. We’ve gone over it many times; I think you’re seeing it play out – and it’s time,” he said at a press conference, according to the Post.“How many more kids do we need to be shot before we realize that bad policies have consequences?” he asked.