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BROOKLYN SUBWAY SHOOTING – WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

  • Unidentified gunman wearing grey hoodie and green construction vest opened fire on northbound N train at 8.24am 
  • The suspect put on a gas mask then detonated a smoke bomb that was in his bag before firing the first shots
  • Panicked commuters tried to flee into the next subway car but the door was locked – they were trapped until the train reached 36th street 
  • The gunman somehow vanished in the chaos – some fear he may have jumped onto the tracks and entered the subway tunnels
  • Sixteen people were taken to NYC hospitals – ten were shot, four suffered smoke inhalation and another two were in shock 
  • NYPD is going door-to-door in Brooklyn asking for information, surveillance camera footage and pictures 
  • Anyone with information about the shooting or gunman is urged to call 800 577 TIPS 
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A desperate hunt is underway for the gunman in Tuesday morning’s subway horror shooting in New York City who shot ten people on a packed commuter train during rush hour but remains at large. 

At 8.24am, the gunman – described by witnesses as a 5ft 5 black man, weighing 170lbs, wearing an green construction vest, grey hoodie and gas mask, put on a gas mask and then let off a smoke bomb on a slow-moving northbound N-train as it approached 36th Street station in Brooklyn. 

He then opened fire, shooting ten people – five of whom are now in a critical but stable condition. 

When the train pulled into 36th St, the gunman, somehow, disappeared.

He may have fled onto the tracks, prompting NYPD teams to search tunnels as trains were halted, but he remains at large nearly five hours later. 

He may also have jumped onto one of the other trains at the station but none of the security cameras inside the station were operating at the time, according to ABC.  

The wounded and terrified commuters poured out of the subway doors and onto the platform at 36th Street, where they were filmed writhing on the ground in agony. 

The gunman remains at large five hours after the shooting. 

NYPD units are now scouring the city’s empty subway tunnels to find the suspect and a city alert has been issued. but nearly five hours later, police are yet to release a single image of him. 

Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a press conference that she had not yet ruled out terrorism as a motive but that it was not being investigated as an act of terrorism.

She admitted that police still had not yet been able to identify who the gunman was, much less find him.  

Police are now going door-to-door in Brooklyn asking store owners and residents in apartment buildings if they have any videos of the scene from around the time of the shooting in an attempt to find the gunman. 

‘I am not ruling anything out at this point,’ she said, as she begged New Yorkers to send photos, videos or any pieces of information that they thought may be relevant to police. 

NYC Mayor Eric Adams, who is in quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19, said in a video message: ‘We will not allow New Yorkers to be terrorized. The NYPD is searching for the suspect. We will find him.’ 

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Members of the New York Police Department patrol the streets after at least 13 people were injured during a rush-hour shooting at a subway station in the New York borough of Brooklyn on April 12, 2022

Members of the New York Police Department patrol the streets after at least 13 people were injured during a rush-hour shooting at a subway station in the New York borough of Brooklyn on April 12, 2022

Members of the New York Police Department patrol the streets after at least 13 people were injured during a rush-hour shooting at a subway station in the New York borough of Brooklyn on April 12, 2022

An FBI agent walks along the sidewalk amidst a massive police response on the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York, USA, 12 April 2022

An FBI agent walks along the sidewalk amidst a massive police response on the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York, USA, 12 April 2022

An FBI agent walks along the sidewalk amidst a massive police response on the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York, USA, 12 April 2022

NYPD officers were checking surveillance cameras around the scene

NYPD officers were checking surveillance cameras around the scene

A cop at 42nd Street station in Manhattan on Tuesday

A cop at 42nd Street station in Manhattan on Tuesday

NYPD officers were checking surveillance cameras around the scene (left) and (right) a cop at 42nd Street station in Manhattan on Tuesday 

New Yorkers lie on the platform at 36th Street station after falling out of the southbound R train. They were shot on the train by a gunman who unleashed a smoke bomb and then opened fire before fleeing at around 8.30am 

Terrified passengers run off the train at the 36th Street station on Tuesday morning after the shooting on the train

Terrified passengers run off the train at the 36th Street station on Tuesday morning after the shooting on the train

Terrified passengers run off the train at the 36th Street station on Tuesday morning after the shooting on the train

Terrified passengers run off the train at the 36th Street station on Tuesday morning after the shooting on the train

Terrified passengers run off the train at the 36th Street station on Tuesday morning after the shooting on the train 

A mass shooting and possible explosion have rocked a subway train in New York at rush hour

Horror pictures from the scene showed blood strewn across the carriage during the latest attack to rock the city

Horrifying scene photos and videos show people covered in blood, lying on the stained subway platform after being shot

Horrifying scene photos and videos show people covered in blood, lying on the stained subway platform after being shot

Horrifying scene photos and videos show people covered in blood, lying on the stained subway platform after being shot

Horrifying scene photos and videos show people covered in blood, lying on the stained subway platform after being shot

Horrifying scene photos and videos show people covered in blood, lying on the stained subway platform after being shot

This was the view from inside the northbound N train as it approached the 36th St station

This was the view from inside the northbound N train as it approached the 36th St station

This was the view from inside the northbound N train as it approached the 36th St station

This was the view from inside the northbound N train as it approached the 36th St station

A man on the northbound N train before the doors opened covering his mouth to protect from the smoke from the gunman’s grenade 

This photo provided by Will B Wylde, a person is aided in a subway car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. A gunman filled a rush-hour subway train with smoke and shot multiple people Tuesday, leaving wounded commuters bleeding on a Brooklyn platform as others ran screaming, authorities said. Police were still searching for the suspect

This photo provided by Will B Wylde, a person is aided in a subway car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. A gunman filled a rush-hour subway train with smoke and shot multiple people Tuesday, leaving wounded commuters bleeding on a Brooklyn platform as others ran screaming, authorities said. Police were still searching for the suspect

This photo provided by Will B Wylde, a person is aided in a subway car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. A gunman filled a rush-hour subway train with smoke and shot multiple people Tuesday, leaving wounded commuters bleeding on a Brooklyn platform as others ran screaming, authorities said. Police were still searching for the suspect

This photo provided by Will B Wylde, a person is aided in a subway car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. A gunman filled a rush-hour subway train with smoke and shot multiple people Tuesday, leaving wounded commuters bleeding on a Brooklyn platform as others ran screaming, authorities said. Police were still searching for the suspect

This photo provided by Will B Wylde, a person is aided in a subway car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. A gunman filled a rush-hour subway train with smoke and shot multiple people Tuesday, leaving wounded commuters bleeding on a Brooklyn platform as others ran screaming, authorities said. Police were still searching for the suspect

The chaos unfolded at 8.30am on Tuesday morning near the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The chaos unfolded at 8.30am on Tuesday morning near the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The chaos unfolded at 8.30am on Tuesday morning near the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn 

Governor Kathy Hochul said: ‘This morning ordinary New Yorkers woke up in anticipation of a relatively normal day. They left their homes, went to school, their jobs and to a normal life.

‘That was brutally disrupted by an individual so cold hearted and depraved of heart. This individual is still on the loose – this person is dangerous. This is an active shooter situation right now in the city of New York.’ 

Mayor Eric Adams, who is in isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19, released a video message, asking anyone with information, photos or videos of the suspect to come forward.  

Schools surrounding the subway station were ordered to shelter in place and an amber alert was issued throughout much of the city. 

One witness told The New York Post the gunman – who was described as a ‘5ft 5 black man weighing 170lbs’, fired ‘too many rounds to count’. 

It remains unclear what type of weapon he used. 

This video, taken inside the next car along on the train, shows worried commuters walking away from the door as someone pounded on it , begging to be let in. They tried to open it but the door was locked

This video, taken inside the next car along on the train, shows worried commuters walking away from the door as someone pounded on it , begging to be let in. They tried to open it but the door was locked

This video, taken inside the next car along on the train, shows worried commuters walking away from the door as someone pounded on it , begging to be let in. They tried to open it but the door was locked

This video, taken inside the next car along on the train, shows worried commuters walking away from the door as someone pounded on it , begging to be let in. They tried to open it but the door was locked

This video, taken inside the next car along on the train, shows worried commuters walking away from the door as someone pounded on it , begging to be let in. They tried to open it but the door was locked 

Shocked witnesses tell how bullets and smoke bombs triggered horror stampede:

Terrified witnesses have told how the shooting triggered a horror stampede – with children trampled on as commuters tried to escape the hail of bullets.

Passengers revealed there was a huge surge towards the exit of the subway cars as people screamed ‘gun’ and ‘bomb’ before fleeing for their lives.

Cemile Toseglu, 17, a student at Brooklyn Tech who was on her way to school, said other riders jumped over her in panic while the gunman continued his rampage.

She told DailyMail.com: ‘The train carried on to 46th street but then we were told to get on the R train because the N wasn’t moving.

‘The R was very crowded, the most crowded I’ve ever seen it and everyone was cramped. On 25th street the train conductor said there would be delays so we were standing still.

‘That’s when there was like a loud noise and people ran towards me – a large crowd. A woman fell and people just ran over her.

‘Someone then scream gun and I ran out of the train, I was near the exit but people were jumping over me to get themselves out too.

‘No one really knew what was going on. I didn’t see the man because I was closer to the exit in the next carriage. That was definitely the most crowded I’ve seen the R train.’

Speaking from her home, she added: ‘I was most scared about the fact that there were a lot of children on the way to school.’

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‘I thought he was an MTA worker at first because I was like, I didn’t like pay too much attention. You know? You’ve got the orange on,’ the witness said. 

Yav Montano told CNN that he was on the northbound N train between 59th Street in Brooklyn and 36th Street when a smoke bomb went off inside the carriage moments. 

‘It was crazy. I take the N train every morning to get to where I need to work. From 59th Street to 36th Street, the N-train is express, is where all the dramatics happened.

‘I’m in the third part of the express N train. The smoke grenade went off two minutes before we got to 36th street platform. The train was inching towards. It seemed like it was planned.

‘This smoke bomb, and what I thought was fireworks, but I’m hearing it was gunshots. I have no words for what I could see. I was in the car – I was in the front end of the third car. Everything happened at the back end.

‘People started migrating to the front of the car. I don’t know if people know this, it’s one of those old things where they locked the door to stop people traveling between trains. 

‘There were people in the other car who saw what was happening and they tried to open it but couldn’t. There was blood on the floor, a lot of blood trailing on the floor. 

‘At the time, I didn’t think it was a shooting. It sounded like fireworks.

‘People trampling over each other, trying to get over each other. Thankfully the train moved to the next stop and everyone filed off the train,’ he said. 

NYPD units are now scouring the city’s empty subway tunnels looking for the gunman, who is feared to have jumped onto the tracks at 36th Street and fled.  

Cemil Toseglu, who runs a store opposite the station, told how his terrified 17-year-old daughter was on the train on her way to school when it was attacked.

He told DailyMail.com: ‘My daughter was going to school and was on the same train when it happened. She said there was smoke and she was told to get into the other train.

‘She’s now safe and came to my office before I sent her home. She is okay but is a little surprised. I didn’t think it was that serious but she then told me people were yelling that it was a man with a gun and maybe a bomb.’

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell at the scene of the shooting on Tuesday

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell at the scene of the shooting on Tuesday

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell at the scene of the shooting on Tuesday 

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaking at the scene on Tuesday

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaking at the scene on Tuesday

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaking at the scene on Tuesday

The chaotic scene at the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning

The chaotic scene at the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning

The chaotic scene at the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning 

EMTs rush to the subway station on Tuesday morning after ten people were shot and another five were injured

EMTs rush to the subway station on Tuesday morning after ten people were shot and another five were injured

EMTs rush to the subway station on Tuesday morning after ten people were shot and another five were injured 

NYPD ESU teams at the scene on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire on the subway at around 8.30am

NYPD ESU teams at the scene on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire on the subway at around 8.30am

NYPD ESU teams at the scene on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire on the subway at around 8.30am

Police officers work at the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

Police officers work at the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

Police officers work at the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

FDNY units at the scene on Tuesday morning after a gunman opened fire on a southbound R train that pulled into 36th Street at around 8.30am

FDNY units at the scene on Tuesday morning after a gunman opened fire on a southbound R train that pulled into 36th Street at around 8.30am

FDNY units at the scene on Tuesday morning after a gunman opened fire on a southbound R train that pulled into 36th Street at around 8.30am

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

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

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

Police officers work at the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

Police officers work at the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

Police officers work at the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

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

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

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

A police officer works near the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

A police officer works near the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

A police officer works near the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

The scene on 36th Street and Fourth Avenue on Tuesday as police, EMT and fire department teams responded to the shooting

The scene on 36th Street and Fourth Avenue on Tuesday as police, EMT and fire department teams responded to the shooting

The scene on 36th Street and Fourth Avenue on Tuesday as police, EMT and fire department teams responded to the shooting

NYPD officers at a different subway station on Tuesday looking for the suspect

NYPD officers at a different subway station on Tuesday looking for the suspect

NYPD officers at a different subway station on Tuesday looking for the suspect

Members of the New York Police Department and emergency personnel crowd the streets

Members of the New York Police Department and emergency personnel crowd the streets

Members of the New York Police Department and emergency personnel crowd the streets 

An FDNY spokesman told DailyMail.com: ‘Originally, the call came in as smoke in the subway station. Upon arrival, officers found multiple people shot and undetonated devices.  

Shocking video showed blood-covered victims strewn across the ground at the subway station as smoke billowed out of the train.

One person was seen lying still on the floor with their hands over their face and their legs raised after the terrifying attack.

Others had lost shoes and had their clothes torn as the New York subway’s speaker system blared out messages to the passengers. 

Commuters were screamed at to get on a different train to safety while the wounded were treated by emergency services.

Eric Adams’ spokesman said on Twitter: ‘@NYCMayor continues to be briefed on the situation. While we gather more information, we ask New Yorkers to stay away from this area for their safety and so that first responders can help those in need and investigate.’ 

NYPD officers and other city workers at the scene of the shooting on Tuesday morning

NYPD officers and other city workers at the scene of the shooting on Tuesday morning

NYPD officers and other city workers at the scene of the shooting on Tuesday morning 

Law enforcement gathering at the scene of a shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Law enforcement sources say multiple people were shot at a subway station in Brooklyn

Law enforcement gathering at the scene of a shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Law enforcement sources say multiple people were shot at a subway station in Brooklyn

Law enforcement gathering at the scene of a shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Law enforcement sources say multiple people were shot at a subway station in Brooklyn

As many as multiple people are believed to have been injured during the shooting and possible explosion

As many as multiple people are believed to have been injured during the shooting and possible explosion

As many as multiple people are believed to have been injured during the shooting and possible explosion

Police officers and firefighters work near the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

Police officers and firefighters work near the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

Police officers and firefighters work near the scene of a shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2022

New York City Police officials on a roof at the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway station on 36th and 4th Ave in the Brooklyn borough of New York Shooting in Brooklyn subway

New York City Police officials on a roof at the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway station on 36th and 4th Ave in the Brooklyn borough of New York Shooting in Brooklyn subway

New York City Police officials on a roof at the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway station on 36th and 4th Ave in the Brooklyn borough of New York Shooting in Brooklyn subway

A large presence of NYPD Police officers and FDNY firefighters surround a subway entrance near where at least ten people are believed to have been shot after a shooting in a subway station on 4th Avenue in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn on Tuesday

A large presence of NYPD Police officers and FDNY firefighters surround a subway entrance near where at least ten people are believed to have been shot after a shooting in a subway station on 4th Avenue in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn on Tuesday

A large presence of NYPD Police officers and FDNY firefighters surround a subway entrance near where at least ten people are believed to have been shot after a shooting in a subway station on 4th Avenue in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn on Tuesday

NYC Council Member Sunset Park Alexa Aviles said: ‘We are aware of reports of a shooting at 36th St subway station, and we are in touch with our city partners and NYPD on the scene.’

She added: ‘Please exercise caution and seek alternate travel routes. We will share further details as they become available.’

Senator Kevin Parker said: ‘Terrifying report out of Sunset Park. We have to move New York forward and break this cycle of gun violence. Hoping everyone will be ok.’

Chi Osse, NYC Council Member for Brooklyn, said: ‘Horrifying news to hear this morning. Praying for the safety and recovery for our neighbors in Sunset Park. This madness must end.’

The Office of New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams said: ‘Our office is monitoring the information coming from Sunset Park, and praying for the New Yorkers who have been shot in this horrific act of gun violence.’

New York City Police Department personnel gather at the entrance to a subway stop in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Several people were shot Tuesday morning at the subway station in Brooklyn, New York, law enforcement sources said

New York City Police Department personnel gather at the entrance to a subway stop in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Several people were shot Tuesday morning at the subway station in Brooklyn, New York, law enforcement sources said

New York City Police Department personnel gather at the entrance to a subway stop in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Several people were shot Tuesday morning at the subway station in Brooklyn, New York, law enforcement sources said

New York City Police and Fire Department officials on the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway

New York City Police and Fire Department officials on the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway

New York City Police and Fire Department officials on the scene of a reported multiple shooting at a New York City Subway 

Source: DailyMail

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