Several people were shot dead at the Brooklyn subway station in Sunset Park on April 12, 2022 by a man wearing a green construction vest. according to the New York City Police Department.
Mayor Eric Adams told CNN that 16 people were injured, 10 from gunfire.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell assured the public that “there are no known explosive devices on our subways and this is not currently under investigation as an act of terrorism.”
Speaking in a press conferenceShe described it as a “violent incident” on the N Line bound for Manhattan.
No one had life-threatening injuries, she said. The commissioner said the gunman “put on what appeared to be a gas mask” just before 8:24 a.m. Then he took a canister from his pocket and opened it. The train began to fill with smoke at this time. Then he opened fire and hit several people in the subway and on the platform.”
She described him as a “black male”, about 5ft 5in tall, of heavy build, wearing a green “construction vest” and a gray hoodie.
Previous news reports included similar descriptions of the suspect. NBC New York described the suspect as “a male, approximately 5ft 5in tall, weighing 180 pounds, wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest,” according to law enforcement sources. The TV station reported that five people were allegedly shot dead.
The video showed smoke billowing from the subway car as it arrived at the station.
A man wrote that he survived a mass shooting.
A witness told the New York Post the suspect was a “5-foot-5 black man, about 170 pounds, wearing an orange vest and a gas mask,” and said she saw him “drop some kind of top hat.” that sparked overhead. ” The suspect is at large.
“I thought he was an MTA staffer at first because I figured I wouldn’t like to be too careful. You know? They’re wearing the orange,” she told the newspaper.
According to the New York Daily News, the man, wearing a construction vest, “threw a smoke bomb onto a southbound R train and then opened fire on passengers” as the subway doors closed. Daily News reported that the man was also carrying construction tools.
The New York Times reported that 13 people were injured.
There were also unconfirmed reports on social media of explosions at the scene. Fox5 also reported a “possible explosion” at the crime scene. However, NBC New York reported that unexploded ordnance was found.
“Regarding the multiple people who were shot dead at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time. Witnesses are asked to call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. Please stay away from the area. Other information provided when available,” NYPD tweeted.
New York police have not yet released the number of victims shot or one or more suspects. It’s not clear what the motive is, but crime in New York – and on the subway – is a growing concern.
A vivid photo emerged from inside the station, showing bloodied people lying on the ground. You can see it below, but be warned it’s disruptive.
CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted, “A local Brooklyn official tells @jamiestelter that preliminary information indicates five people were injured in the Sunset Park subway shooting. Subject to change.”
Here’s what you need to know:
There were so many gunshots, one woman said she ‘lost count’
One woman told the New York Post that there were so many gunshots that she “lost count.”
The Derek French Photo page on Twitter shared the above photo and wrote, “Several people were shot dead at the 36 Street station by two people in #sunsetpark. All are currently being transported to #NewYork #Brooklyn Hospital.” He describes himself as a New York photojournalist.
French was immediately inundated by New York news outlets requesting that his photo be used.
NYC Fire Wire tweeted, “Brooklyn *10-75* Box 7032. 36th St & 4th Ave. MCI – Several people shot dead on subway. RTF to staging.”
One man described seeing “a young man bleeding from his legs”
Konrad Aderer tweeted“I was on my way to the 36th Street Station in Brooklyn when a young man who was bleeding from his legs said that people were injured and bleeding. I’m sure almost home #SunsetPark.”
NYPD News tweeted, “NOTE: Due to investigation, avoid the area around 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. Expect emergency vehicles and delays in the area.”
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