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.”
Police are searching for a gunman who shot at least five people in a rush-hour New York City subway train. Video showed people tending to bloodied passengers lying on the floor of the station.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 12, 2022
Here's what we know so far about the Brooklyn shooting. https://t.co/ASr2XfkySl pic.twitter.com/oO8eTPDXds
NYPD is asking for help with information related to the Brooklyn, NY subway shooting:— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 12, 2022
"Anyone with information, videos or photographs no matter how insignificant they think they may be is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS," NYC's police commissioner says. pic.twitter.com/JVqSgUpKqk
We are praying for the victims and those impacted by this morning's horrific shooting in Brooklyn. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and work with our partners in New York to ensure everyone’s safety.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) April 12, 2022
My statement on this morning's shooting in Brooklyn: pic.twitter.com/TbLfCZa7WW— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) April 12, 2022
“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.