NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Police and emergency responders gather at the site of a reported shooting of multiple people outside of the 36 St subway station on April 12, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. According to authorities, multiple people have reportedly been shot and several undetonated devices were discovered at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in the Sunset Park neighborhood. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ten people were shot early this morning on a subway in Brooklyn, New York after an unidentified shooter tossed a smoke canister into a train car and opened fire on passengers according to reports.

The disturbing turn of events this morning took place on 36th street and 4th avenue in Sunset Part at around 8:30 a.m. The suspect is reported to be at large. Five of the ten individuals who were shot are in critical condition.

According to NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, the suspect donned a gas mask before tossing the canister. According to NBC New York, “Police described the suspected shooter as a man about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt in addition to the green vest. Cops believe he acted alone.”

“Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement, “We are praying for all New Yorkers who were injured or affected by today’s attack. We have a multiple number of injuries. I wish to thank the first responders who responded to the scene, you are what makes New York the greatest city in the world. As of now, we have not found any live explosive devices. The suspect detonated smoke bombs to cause havoc.  We will not allow New Yorkers to be terrorized. We ask the public to come forward with any information.  Call 800-577-TIPS.”

A disturbing video of the scene was also released online by a passenger trying to escape with others on the train as it stopped.  Green smoke is seen coming out and people pour out of the car in a panic.