Multiple People Have Been Shot At An NYC Subway Station & A Man In A Gas Mask Is Wanted
"Undetonated devices" were also found.
Multiple people were shot in a New York City subway station on Tuesday morning, in an attack that police say also involved a smoke grenade.
The shooting happened on the platform of a Brooklyn subway station during rush hour around 8:30 a.m., the NYPD says. At least 16 people were injured, 10 of which were shot, according to reports.*
Five of the victims are in critical condition but none sustained life-threatening injuries, firefighters said at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.*
Watch as NYPD Executives and City and State Officials provide an update on the shooting incident in Brooklyn.https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1rmxPgOleXEJN\u00a0\u2026— NYPD NEWS (@NYPD NEWS) 1649779797
It appears that an attacker tossed a smoke grenade onto the platform and then opened fire, police told NBC New York . However, they stressed that the investigation is still in its early stages and they still don't have all the details.
Police were on the hunt for a man in a gas mask and an orange construction vest after the incident, reported the New York Times .
Mayor Eric Adams later confirmed that officials have "not found any live explosive devices but the suspect in today's attack detonated smoke bombs to cause hazard."*
My statement on this morning's shooting in Brooklyn:pic.twitter.com/TbLfCZa7WW— Mayor Eric Adams (@Mayor Eric Adams) 1649780336
"We will not allow new Yorkers to be terrorized, even by a single individual. NYPD is searching for the suspect at large and we will find him," said Adams. "We ask the public to come forward with any information that may help us in this investigation. We need your assistance."*
The NYPD initially posted two updates on Twitter, informing the public of the incident.
The first update warned locals to "avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue area in Brooklyn" and to "expect emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area."
Less than an hour later, they posted a second update informing the public of the shooting and asked witnesses to call the NYPD with information.
"In regard to the multiple people shot at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time," read the tweet. "Any witnesses are asked to call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. Please stay clear of the area. More provided information when available."
In regard to the multiple people shot at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time. Any witnesses are asked to call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. Please stay clear of the area. More provided information when available.pic.twitter.com/8UoiCAXemB— NYPD NEWS (@NYPD NEWS) 1649771603
The shooter was described as five foot five and 180 pounds. Police searched the subway tunnels for him but no one had been arrested as of 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The shooting caused several major delays and suspensions on New York's subway lines.
*This article has been updated.
This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.
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