A Times Square shooting Sat. night led police to accidentally injuring two innocent women on the street.
ABC News reports Sept. 15 that the Times Square shooting happened when police officers observed what looked like an emotionally disturbed man incoherently weaving in and out of traffic. It appeared as though he was trying to make cars hit him in the middle of New York City's Times Square. The 35-year-old man reached into his pocket and police believed he was going to produce a gun, so two officers fired a total of three gunshots. They missed the man, hitting two bystanders instead.
Fortunately both women suffered non-life threatening injuries in the Times Square shooting. A 35-year-old was grazed by a bullet and released from the hospital. The 54-year-old woman was shot in the knee and is in stable condition. She needs a walker to move around. Both shooting victims were treated at Bellevue Hospital.
No identities have been released of the two victims and the incoherent man.
Police eventually subdued the man they were targeting with a Taser and has been taken into custody for observation. The report stated that the two officers involved in the Times Square shooting have been on the force one and three years.