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Dozens Injured In Brooklyn Subway Station Shooting, Explosion
At least 16 people were treated for injuries following what officials are calling a shooting in a Brooklyn subway station.
“Ten of those patients are suffering from gunshot wounds at this time and five are in stable, but critical condition,” Acting FDNY Commissioner, Laura Kavanagh, said during a news conference.
As of now, there are no reported life-threatening injuries from Tuesday’s incident. But it’s a terrifying situation nonetheless as the gunman responsible is still at large.
A Tuesday Morning Commute Disrupted
Transit riders reported the sound of gunshots around 8:30 a.m. on the Manhattan-bound N train. The train was stopping at the 36th Street Station in Sunset Park before chaos ensued.
Terrifying video shows the moments after people saw smoke and heard gunshots.
BREAKING : Eight people were shot and at least eight others were injured after a gunman opened fire inside a subway train in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning.#Brooklyn #NewYork #NYC #NewYorkCity #NYPD #subway #TrainAccident #ViralVideo pic.twitter.com/sLX56gWVKm— Sangpu Changsan (@_sangpuchangsan) April 12, 2022
Witnesses on the train say the suspect put on a gas mask before tossing a smoke canister in the train to distract people before shooting.
“People were pounding and looking behind them, running, trying to get on to the train,” Juliana Fonda, tells The Gothamist.
She adds, “the door locked between cars and the people behind us, there were a lot of loud pops and there was smoke in the other car.”
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Another rider, Joanna, says doctors came running to help those bleeding out.
“Nobody saw who did it, everyone thought it was a bomb … it was mayhem and chaos,” she says.
New York City officials are asking anyone with information to come forward. This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more details come in.
If you have any information about the incident at the 36th St station in Brooklyn, please contact us immediately. 911 for emergencies and critical info, Crime Stoppers hotline for non-emergency info that can assist in the investigation: 800-577-TIPS (8477) @NYPDTips pic.twitter.com/WLctohRJKI— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) April 12, 2022