LOWER EAST SIDE (PIX11)—A pregnant teenager is recovering after police said she was shot in the hallway of her Lower East Side apartment. Authorities are reportedly searching for the victim's boyfriend.
According to police, the shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. Monday in an apartment building on Stanton St. The victim was identified by published reports as Kimberly Velasquez.
"There was a scuffle. He shot her in the hallway," a neighbor told the News.
Velasquez was transported to Bellevue Hospital where she was operated on. Police say the teen and her baby are expected to be okay.
The search for Velasquez' boyfriend continues Tuesday.