A subway passenger in Brooklyn, New York, United States (US) said the perpetrator fired a lot of bullets.
The passenger said he saw the suspect – described as a 5-foot-5 man, about 170 pounds and wearing an orange vest and gas mask – dropping a cylinder that emitted smoke. “I thought he was an MTA worker at first. There were a lot of shots, I don’t know how many,” said passenger Claire. Also Read: Trains in Brooklyn
Shot, Assaulter Undercovers Officer and Lights Smoke Grenade The bomb disposal squad of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is on the scene to investigate, and authorities are examining the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York (MTA) surveillance to try to identify the suspect.
Police asked reporters at the scene to be clearly identified, so that the suspect did not try to blend into the crowd. The injured were taken to NYU Langone of Brooklyn, Maimonides Hospital, Kings County Hospital and Methodist Hospital, officials said. Also Read: Brooklyn Shooting, 16 Injured 10 People Shot Mayor Eric Adams has been notified of the incident, a spokesman said, and the NYPD is scheduled to provide a news briefing from the scene at around 11:30 p.m. local time.
“As we gather more information, we are asking New Yorkers to stay away from this area for their safety and so that first responders can assist those in need and investigate,” the spokesperson said. A total of 16 people were injured in the incident, including 10 who were shot, when a suspect detonated a smoke grenade and opened fire on a Brooklyn subway train during rush hour Tuesday morning, according to the NYPD and law enforcement sources.