A total of 16 people, including 10 who were hit by firearms and five in critical but stable condition, were injured in today’s attack at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York.
According to the Guardian, officials at the press conference said that other injuries in this incident include inhaling smoke, shrapnel wounds and a fall, but stated that the shrapnel did not come from an explosive device.
As they stated, there are currently no people suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Police do not know the motive of the suspect, who is still on the run.
Investigators are determining whether the cameras at the subway station recorded something when the incident occurred.
Details of the details are limited because the investigation is still ongoing.
New York Police Commissioner Kechant Sewell described the incident.
“At around 8.24 in the morning, an armed attacker who was on a train on line N took a canister out of his backpack, from which he smoked and filled the train. He then started firing from a firearm, hitting several people who were on the train and at the station, “he said.
The suspect was described as a man of African-American descent of strong build, wearing a green T-shirt worn by construction workers and a hooded sweatshirt.
My statement on this morning’s shooting in Brooklyn: pic.twitter.com/TbLfCZa7WW
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) April 12, 2022
Officials urged the public to share with police any photos, videos or other information regarding the attack.
Sewell said that the incident is not being investigated as a terrorist attack for now, but that this possibility is not excluded.
New York Governor Katie Hochul also spoke at a press conference.
“We say no more, no more mass shootings. That must end at home,” Hocul said.
She confirmed that she is in regular communication with the mayor of New York, Eric Adams, who did not attend the press conference because he was positive for kovid 19.
Authorities said earlier that “several unexploded ordnance” had been found at the scene, but police later confirmed that none of it was “an active explosive device”.
In Washington, White House Public Relations Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Joseph Biden was informed “about the latest developments in the situation regarding the incident in New York.”
“The White House is in contact with Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Sewell to provide them with all the necessary assistance,” she added.
New York Mayor Eric Adams posted a statement on Twitter regarding the incident.
“We will not allow New Yorkers to be terrorized, not even by an individual,” he said.
Earlier today, the New York Traffic Administration, which manages the subway, announced that the incident is being investigated and that the departures of trains D, N and R in both directions in Brooklyn have been suspended.
– Eamon Loingsigh (@eamonLoi) April 12, 2022
New York police tweeted that citizens are avoiding the area around 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.
Today’s subway incident came amid a rise in shootings in New York City over the past two years and a rise in subway violence, which has become the focus of Mayor Eric Adams’ administration.
According to the data of the New York police, since the beginning of the year, 617 criminal charges related to the transportation system in the city have been recorded.
Sunset Park, which houses the subway station where the incident took place today, is in the southwestern part of Brooklyn, where Chinese and Latin American areas are located.
Mayor Adams, who has 19, is familiar with the situation, said his spokesman Fabien Levy.
“As we gather information, we urge New Yorkers to stay away from the area for their safety and to allow unhindered access to emergency and investigative services,” Levy said.
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