Multiple people were shot on Tuesday morning at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York. The city fire department — responding to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighbourhood — said multiple people were shot and undetonated devices were found. Preliminary information indicated a suspect was dressed in a gas mask and orange construction vest, said a law enforcement source.
Fire Department commissioner Laura Kavanagh said 10 of the 16 people injured had suffered gunshot wounds.
Though unexploded devices were initially found at the scene, the city police tweeted, “there are NO active explosive devices at this time”.
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
Photos from the scene showed people tending to bloodied passengers lying on the floor of the station. The images also showed subway staff shepherding panicked passengers, some still clutching their morning coffee cups, off the platform and into the carriages of a stationary train.
The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) did not elaborate on the devices found. They said that they responded to an SOS call for a smoke condition at about 8:30 am. Following the shooting, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) tweeted to urge people to avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.