UNCATEGORIZED

An NYPD Officer Sprinted Through Times Square To Get A 4-Year-Old Shooting Victim To Safety

May 10, 2021, 8:57 AM

(CNN) – A New York police officer sprang into action when a shooting erupted in Times Square over the weekend, wounding two women and a 4-year-old girl.

NYPD Officer Alyssa Vogel — a new mother herself — was filmed bolting through the busy tourist thoroughfare on Saturday with the injured child in her arms. The girl had been shot in the leg, and Vogel was moving as fast as she could to get the child to an ambulance.

In a Monday appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Vogel said she heard reports of shots fired on 45th Street and Broadway and found two of her colleagues treating two women who’d been shot. They told Vogel a “baby up the block” had been shot, too.

Vogel told CNN’s Brianna Keilar that she and her partner took off running.

Another officer was attending to the girl when Vogel arrived, but he needed a tourniquet to stabilize her leg wound, she said. Vogel had one on her gun belt, so she tied and tightened it around the girl’s leg. After confirming the girl didn’t have any other gunshot wounds, Vogel rushed away with the girl in her arms.

“I just picked her up and started running to the ambulance because I wanted to get her to the hospital as soon as possible,” Vogel said.

The girl’s mother, who Vogel said was panicking, ran after the officer and joined her in the ambulance.

“I was just trying to calm her down, trying to get her to breathe with me,” she said.

Vogel said she promised the girl’s mother that her 4-year-old would be OK. (Vogel said she’d been told that the girl had surgery and is now in stable condition.) “I just wanted to reassure her that we were doing everything we could at that time to get her daughter to help,” she said.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller tweeted the video of Vogel holding the girl and praised her dedication.

“Whether they’re rushing toward the danger to help save a little girl or rushing home to family after their tour this #MothersDay — the dedication of NY’s Finest knows no bounds,” he said.

All three of the shooting victims are in stable condition, according to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. The women, a 23-year-old tourist from Rhode Island and a 43-year-old from New Jersey, and the girl, who lives in Brooklyn, are all thought to be innocent bystanders.

The NYPD is still working to identify the people involved in the shooting. The department posted a video and a photo to Twitter of at least one person wanted in connection with the shooting.


The-CNN-Wire
™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Uncategorized

Luanne Monson

TONIGHT 3/1

1 day ago
Luanne Monson

WEDNESDAY 3/1

1 day ago
Luanne Monson

TONIGHT 2/28

1 day ago
Luanne Monson

TUESDAY 2/28

1 day ago
Luanne Monson

TONIGHT 2/27

1 day ago
Luanne Monson

MONDAY 2/27

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
An NYPD Officer Sprinted Through Times Square To Get A 4-Year-Old Shooting Victim To Safety