A tourist was struck by a stray bullet while walking with relatives in Times Square late Sunday afternoon, police sources said — mere feet from where a 4-year-old girl and two others were struck by gunfire last month.
Samuel Poulin, 21, was with his wife, sister and brother-in-law outside the Marriott hotel on West 45th Street and Broadway when he was hit in the back with a ricocheted bullet just after 5:15 p.m., according to the sources and NYPD.
The broad-daylight violence erupted amid a dispute between two groups, potentially CD peddlers — with one man opening fire from a sidewalk, sources said.
Sources said a relative of the victim — who was visiting the Big Apple from the upstate New York town of Northville for a Baptism — pulled the slug from his arm and gave it to police.
“We were sitting at Juniors when a loud pop happened. And everybody ran for the hotel, they ran inside,” said shocked witness Sydney Santana.
“It really is bad that [the shooting] happened in Times Square,” said Santana, who is visiting from New Orleans.