At least 13 injured in Brooklyn subway station shooting

Several people were shot in an incident on the New York City subway in Brooklyn during morning rush hour, officials said.

The shooting happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. ET at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood, which serves the D, N, and R lines.

Video on social media shows panicked commuters fleeing a subway carriage full of smoke once the train pulled into the station.

At least 13 people have been injured and taken to area hospitals, according to fire officials. Per the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), eight of the injured suffered gunshot wounds, but police had put the number of people shot at five.

The search for the suspect is “still an active ongoing investigation,” an NYPD spokesperson told media.

Police told media outlets they were seeking a man who had been wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest though there were no active explosives devices found at that time. On Twitter, subway officials said there was a “major disruption” to service.

“While we gather more information, we ask New Yorkers to stay away from this area for their safety and so that first responders can help those in need and investigate,” said Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

President Joe Biden has also been briefed on the incident, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

 

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