NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The hunt was on in Flushing, Queens for the suspects in a shooting that left a mother dead and her son wounded.

The New York City Police Department was asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Lerome Robinson and 22-year-old Mark Coleman in connection with the shooting.

Police said 39-year-old Christina Coleman was behind the wheel of her 2006 Volkswagen Saturday afternoon, and her son was about to get into the vehicle, when he saw a group of people approaching.

Coleman was shot in the head, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The teenaged son was shot in the torso, but was able to run to the PSA-9 stationhouse. He was in stable condition Sunday.

Police described Robinson as 5-foot-8 and approximately 165 lbs, with black eyes and short, black hair.

Coleman was described as 5-foot-9 and 180 lbs, with brown eyes and short black hair in braids or cornrows. Coleman has a tattoo with the word “Christina” on the right side of his neck.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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