The attacker was on the train approaching the 36th Street station when he put on a gas mask and pulled a can from his backpack, which he then opened. Immediately everything started to fill with smoke and this black man in a green construction vest and gray hoodie started shooting, injuring people both on the train and on the platform, according to what the authorities reported during the events area press conference.
“Currently there are no explosive devices in our subway stations and it is not being investigated as an act of terrorism at this time.”reported Keechant Sewell, of the New York Police Department, who spoke of a “violent incident” and say they still don’t know “the reason”.
For his part, the Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, asked the public to be “vigilant and alert” since the aggressor is still at large.
The authorities informed at a press conference that they 16 injured because of the New York subway shooting. Ten of them have been shot down and five are “critical, but stable”.
the the number of injured has increased from 13 to 16according to what a spokesperson for the New York Fire Department confirmed to CNN. The same figure was reported on the American channel ABC.
Among those injured in the shooting at the 36th Street subway station, eight were directly shot and eight others were injured.
Danny Mastrogiorgioa resident of Brooklyn, had dropped her son off at school when he saw a crowd rushing out of the subway stairsat least two of them injured in the legs. “It was crazy Mastrogiorgio told the PA Agency. Nobody knew what was going on.”
For its part, Allan Lee He was in his business, Café Nube, when half a dozen police patrols coincided in the street. “They started evacuating people on this block and on the next block, and closed access to the metro,” he added. he remembered what had happened near the entrance to his premises. He knew it was something serious when he saw they had arrived at the place anti-explosive agents and trained dogs.
After the violent shooting which left -for the moment- 13 people hospitalized in Brooklyn, The police are looking for a man wearing orange construction vest and gas mask as the presumed responsible for the violent scene recorded on Tuesday, which still remains fugitive.
according to the chain ABCit is assumed that this person could have launched “several smoke devices” to distract people during rush hour, because the visibility was “obviously” reduced on this platform.
Now researchers they examine security cameras and also focus on witness testimony.
The Mayor of New York, Eric Adams, is aware of the Brooklyn subway shooting and his publicist, Fabien Levyasked citizens to stay away from the area where the shooting happened – at the 36th Street station – for “your safety” and so that rescuers can continue with their tasks.
In the official report of the New York subway, they reported the suspension of certain services. They first claimed “presence of smoke” at the 36th Street station and after the shooting was reported, riders were told that a “police investigation”.
All the schools near the Brooklyn area where the violent shooting took place have a shelter-in-place order Which means that no one is allowed to leave the building and that only students are allowed to enter the schools, explained a spokesman for the Ministry of Education CNN. The spokesperson did not specify how many establishments are affected by the measure but, for this reason, they recommended that relatives not go and remove the little ones from establishments despite what has happened.
The police had warned that shootings in New York had increased in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year -even when homicides have declined- in the continuity of the upsurge in violence during the pandemic, as reported The New York Times.
the shootings fell from 260 to 296 in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, according to the latest statistics from the police department cited by this media, which include the first three days of April.
The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, reported on Twitter that President Joe Biden has been briefed on the New York shooting. “Senior White House officials are in contact with Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Sewell to offer any assistance needed,” he said.
New York police confirmed shortly after the shooting that no active explosives were found in the affected subway station, according to what was released by the agency. Reuters.
At least 13 people were injured in a filming in a metro station in Brooklyn, New York, the city fire department said. A photo from the scene showed people tending to bloodied passengers lying on the station floor.
Preliminary reports indicated that five people had been shot, according to an official quoted by The New York Times. The police were looking for a man wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest, mentioned.
Minutes after the attack was reported this morning on the subway in Brooklyn, New York, videos began circulating on social media as gunshots were heard at the 36th Street station, where the D, N and R pass through the Sunset Park neighborhood.