CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) — Police in Brooklyn are searching for a man who tried to shoot a woman, right in front of her children who were with her.

Police say the man walked up to the 30-year-old mother as she walked up the stairs of a building in Crown Heights Saturday afternoon.

The suspect pulled the trigger on a gun, but it jammed. The woman then ran into an apartment, and locked the door.

Police say the suspect fired several rounds into the door before fleeing.

Investigators say the woman does not know the suspect.