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Brooklyn Subway Shooting Video On Twitter – At least five people were shot Tuesday on a Brooklyn subway by a man in an orange construction vest, possibly wearing a gas mask, who may have tossed a smoke canister on the platform to distract the rush hour crowd, according to NYPD officials and senior law enforcement officials. They stress the investigation is preliminary.
The shooter was not in custody an hour and a half after he opened fire on the train at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in Sunset Park around 8:30 a.m. All five victims were believed to have been in the same car. The train was still moving.
It stopped at the next station, at 25th Street. Greenish smoke was seen spewing from the subway doors when the northbound N train stopped at the platform. People were seen running, and bleeding.
One straphanger who limped off the train fell and had to be helped away by fellow riders. Other photos showed people bleeding on the platform. Some of the wounded jumped on another train to flee to the next station, law enforcement sources said.
Here’s a look at the Massive emergency response on scene in Sunset Park Brooklyn shooting/explosion.
Police update expected any moment now. We will carry it live on @fox5ny #NYC #subway pic.twitter.com/ISoGiHAquQ
— Arthur Chi’en (@Arthur_Chien) April 12, 2022
MAP: Here’s Where the Subway Shooting Happened
One law enforcement source said the victims ranged in age from teenagers to middle-aged people. NYU Langone said it had received eight victims and all were in stable condition. It wasn’t clear how many of those were gunshot victims.
Police described the suspected shooter as a man about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds. Cops believe he acted alone. A number of sources say a dispute may have unfolded on the train just before the gunfire broke out. A motive is under investigation, though right now the all-out manhunt for the gunman is investigators’ top priority.
Breaking News: Live footage from possible explosion & mass shooting in Brooklyn subway station during morning rush hour. NYPD is currently Investigating. Follow for more updates from our in the ground intelligence.
— Armstrong Williams (@Arightside) April 12, 2022
A search was being conducted in the vicinity for possible explosive devices, but none have been found at this time and none have been detonated, law enforcement sources said.
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Experts say at this early stage that the shooting appears to have been an orchestrated attack, though they caution that much could change rapidly as details develop.
The NYPD warned New Yorkers to avoid the area and to expect emergency vehicles and delays. Power was shut off on the N/R Line from 59 Street to Atlantic Avenue and major delays were reported on the B, D, F, N, Q and R lines. W service is suspended.
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Local schools were placed under a shelter in place order, a Department of Education spokesperson said. It’s not clear how many were affected. No other information was immediately available.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been briefed on the situation, a spokesperson said — and pleaded with New Yorkers to avoid the area to assist in the investigation.
The NYPD is leading the investigation. Federal investigators with ATF and HSI are also on the scene.
#BREAKING | 13 people taken to hospitals after shooting in Brooklyn subway station
— Republic (@republic) April 12, 2022
President Joe Biden has also been briefed. White House senior staff are in touch with Mayor Eric Adams and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell to offer federal assistance as needed, a spokesperson said.
Law enforcement officials from Philadelphia to Jersey City and Newark were stepping up security at transit hubs as a precaution.