Mass shooting during rush hour at Brooklyn subway station, suspect still at-large

Mass shooting during rush hour at Brooklyn subway station, suspect still at-large

Multiple people were shot this morning at the 36th Street stop in Sunset Park

Preliminary reports indicated that five people were shot, a law enforcement official said. The police were seeking a man with a gas mask and an orange construction vest, the official said.

Initial reports say several undetonated devices were found inside the subway station.

The @FDNY reports along with multiple people shot, several undetonated devices have been found at subway station at 36th St. and 4th Ave. in #sunsetpark Live coverage now @NY1

— Anthony Pascale (@AntPascaleNY1) April 12, 2022

Stay tuned for more details, we’ll update this story as they become available. 

FDNY tells me 13 people have been injured

— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 12, 2022

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022 · 7:11:59 PM +00:00 · Jen Hayden

NEW YORK (AP) — NYPD seeks U-Haul with Arizona plates in connection with Brooklyn subway attack in which 10 people were shot.

— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 12, 2022

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2022 · 2:46:58 AM +00:00 · Jen Hayden

This is Frank James who is a person of interest in this investigation. Any information can be directed to @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/yBpenmsX67

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022

There was a shooting at a subway station in Brooklyn in New York City – there are victims. A video appeared on the Internet of the consequences of the shooting at the subway station in Sunset Park in New York City. 5 people were killed and about 13 injured. pic.twitter.com/8UC1JAhnIy

— Moonlight (@DCS8732) April 12, 2022

The suspect threw smoke grenades and still has not been apprehended. From NBC New York:

Police described the suspected shooter as a man about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 180 pounds. He fled the scene and has not been caught. Cops believe he acted alone. A motive is under investigation, though the manhunt for the gunman is the top priority.

Another detail from the NBC New York report:

Some of the wounded jumped on another train to flee to the next station, sources said.

Video shows a train arriving at the station filled with smoke and injured people.

Brooklyn #Subway Shooting. pic.twitter.com/XeH0DrdD9s

— Isaac Abraham (@IsaacAb13111035) April 12, 2022

@POTUS has been briefed on the latest developments regarding the New York City subway shooting. White House senior staff are in touch with Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Sewell to offer any assistance as needed.

— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) April 12, 2022

NYPD says there are no active explosive devices, pushing back on the initial reports.

In regard to the multiple people shot at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time. Any witnesses are asked to call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. Please stay clear of the area. More provided information when available. pic.twitter.com/8UoiCAXemB

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022

This is from an eyewitness who was waiting at 25 street station when the train that was attacked pulled up. Seems like the shooter opened fire at 36 street and some victims stayed on train as it pulled away, got off at 25.

— Richard Hall (@_RichardHall) April 12, 2022

NYPD live press conference. All schools in a one mile radius of the 36th Street station are under a shelter-in-place order. 

Updated numbers, FDNY says numbers in Brooklyn subway incident are 16 total injured, including 8 people shot. MTA tells @CNN passengers were on a Manhattan-bound N train making express stops. The train was at the 59th St. stop, people discovered shot at 36th street

— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) April 12, 2022

CBS News correspondent Mola Lenghi said NYPD initially believed there could have been undetonated devices throughout the subway system, but law enforcement have not found any unexploded devices. 

He says doors between cars were locked so passengers struggled to flee the shooter

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) April 12, 2022

After surviving this shooting on the very same subway car, Yav went to work. What could be more New York than that?

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) April 12, 2022

New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell says there are ‘no known explosive devices on our subway trains and this is not being investigated as an act of terrorism at this time.” Sewell additionally said there are ‘no life-threatening injuries at this time.’

Sewell reports suspect ‘Donned a gas mask. He then took a canister out of his bag, opened it. The train at that time began to fill with smoke. He then opened fire, striking multiple people on the subway and on the platform.”

Suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 5’5” with a ‘heavy build.’ He was wearing a ‘green construction-type vest’ and a grey hooded sweatshirt.

At least five people were shot and 13 injured at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York. “The counterterrorism unit does not think this was classic terrorism. For the people who are down the subway, it certainly was a terrifying morning.” pic.twitter.com/3PmJiU7ih1

— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 12, 2022

New from @PeteWilliamsNBC: The Brooklyn gunman, upon leaving the train, left on the subway his 9mm glock (which jammed up), his gas mask, more than one smoke cannister and the bag that he had on board.

— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) April 12, 2022

This is Frank James who is a person of interest in this investigation. Any information can be directed to @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/yBpenmsX67

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022

NYPD executives join City and State Officials to discuss the earlier shooting incident in Brooklyn. https://t.co/4l10kjm5OK

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022

Editor’s note: Headline changed to reflect new information on the initial reports of ‘undetonated devices’

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