(NY DAILY News) – Both victims were rushed to Bellevue Hospital, and their wounds were not life-threatening, said police.
The child was around 3 years old, said a law enforcement source. The relationship between the woman and the child was not immediately clear.
“I heard three loud shots,” said Sandy Espinoza, 42, a visitor from Illinois who says she was standing at W. 46th St. and Seventh Ave. when the gunfire erupted.
“Everybody was running,” Espinoza said. “People were panicking and screaming. It was like a stampede of people. We were worrying we were going to get run over by people. We ran with everyone else.”
The wounded woman screamed, “My leg!” recounted Khadim Sakho, 25, a street vendor from Manhattan.
Sakho believed the child was also hit in the leg.
“They were bleeding and the lady was crying,” he said. “The mother was crying. She said ‘I’m good, I’m fine,’ and then motioned to cops with a thumbs up.”
Officers were still investigating at the scene late Friday afternoon.