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Times Square shooting person of interest identified, police say he intends to shoot his brother: report


Law enforcement sources told the New York Post that 31-year-old Farrakhan Muhammad was reportedly named as a person of interest in the Times Square shooting on Saturday night that injured three people, including a four-year-old girl.

The shots were fired just before 5 p.m. on Saturday at 44th Street and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

In this image from a video by the FDNY, pedestrians hurry from the scene of a shooting in Times Square on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in New York.  (FDNY via AP)

In this image from a video by the FDNY, pedestrians hurry from the scene of a shooting in Times Square on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in New York. (FDNY via AP)

Law enforcement sources told The Post that the shooting resulted from an argument between the person concerned and his brother. Three people were injured in the shooting: Wendy Magrinat, a 23-year-old Rhode Island resident who was shot in the leg, a 43-year-old New Jersey woman in the foot, and a 4-year-old Brooklyn girl in the leg.

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None of them are related to the others. All were taken to Bellevue Hospital and should survive, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

The police are still looking for the man. A video posted on Twitter by the police department showed a person of interest walking away from the scene.

Fox News has not independently verified the identity of the man shown in the footage. The NYPD declined to comment.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio called the shooting “senseless violence” and promised to bring those responsible to justice. “The flood of illegal weapons in our city must stop,” said the mayor on Twitter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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