10 shot, 16 injured in Brooklyn subway station, officials say

10 shot, 16 injured in Brooklyn subway station, officers say

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SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Greater than a dozen individuals had been injured together with not less than 10 who had been shot in a subway station assault in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, officers mentioned.

The suspect was nonetheless on the unfastened on Tuesday afternoon.On a nourthbound prepare simply earlier than 8:25, the person placed on a gasoline masks, pulled out a canister and opened hearth as smoke stuffed the prepare, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell mentioned.

Not less than 16 individuals had been injured, officers mentioned. Not less than 10 had gunshot wounds. 5 of the victims had been in vital situation. A witness noticed a wounded teen. She mentioned he’d been shot within the knee.

The incident was not being investigated as a terror assault, officers mentioned. Not one of the accidents had been life threatening.

FDNY mentioned a name got here in at round 8:27 am for smoke coming within the thirty sixth Road subway station in Sundown Park. Upon arrival, responders discovered the victims and a number of other undetonated gadgets on the similar location.

Three sufferers are being handled at Methodist Hospital, in response to PIX11’s Anthony DiLorenzo. A lady sustained a gunshot wound to the again and the opposite two sustained a leg and head harm, respectively.

Officers mentioned the suspect was seen leaving sporting an MTA vest and a gasoline masks. Police described the suspect as weighing 160 to 200 kilos and 5 toes, 5 inches tall.

Metropolis officers advise everybody to keep away from the world. College students attending colleges close to the scene have been positioned on a shelter-in-place order.

Police mentioned there are at present no energetic explosive gadgets. The scene continues to be energetic. MTA mentioned police are sweeping all of South Brooklyn.

New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams was not on the scene. He was not too long ago recognized with COVID.

Adams, a Democrat slightly over 100 days into his time period, has made cracking down on crime — particularly on the subways — a spotlight of his early administration, pledging to ship extra law enforcement officials into stations and platforms for normal patrols. It wasn’t instantly clear whether or not officers had already been contained in the station when the shootings occurred.

It is a growing story; examine again for updates.

Submit tricks to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers cell app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then coming into TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are requested to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).