16 People Injured In New York City Subway Shooting, Suspect Still At Large
New York City is reeling and investigations are underway after a mass shooting in a Brooklyn, New York subway car left 10 people shot, and 16 total people injured in the ensuing chaos. The gunman was on the train when he released a smoke canister and opened fire in the train car as the N-line train pulled into a station.
New York Subway Mass Shooting Update
The 36th Street subway station, where the gunman made his escape, had a broken security camera and was thus unable to capture footage of him. It was a terrifying and chaotic scene at the station where several passengers were bleeding on the floor while more fled the train en masse. Some investigators went into nearby subway tunnels in case the gunman fled down them. Delays have been massive around the R, N and D trains near where the investigation is occurring.
The shooter has not been identified and remains at large currently. Police suspect that he drove into New York in a rented U-Haul with the Arizona plates AL31408 and are currently attempting to locate it. Police officials claim that they’ve obtained a photo of him, but are keeping most information to themselves just saying the suspect is likely of medium height and build.
According to the Fire Department, which was the first responders to the scene after noticing billowing smoke from the station, five of the shooting victims are currently in critical condition, but their injuries are reportedly not life-threatening.
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The shooter was wearing a gray sweatshirt and light green construction vest, according to NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, and also put on a gas mask before attacking the train passengers and onlookers on the platform. it’s believed that he acted alone and that the attack was orchestrated.
New Yorkers are advised to steer clear of the area, especially around 36th Street and 4th Avenue. Any witnesses should call the NYPD Tips at 1-800-577-TIPS.
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