UPDATE: At Least 29 Wounded in today’s Subway Shooting
By Boropark24 Staff
A perpetrator who was dressed as a transit worker or a construction worker who was on board on a Manhattan-bound N train, donned on a gas mask, opened of a cannister that released smoke, and opened fire: injuring at least 29 commuters at the 36th Street stop, at 8:24am. Ten commuters were wounded with gunshot wounds, and others 19 others are injured from flying shrapnel and the chaos that ensued from the hateful blast.
Many victims had cuts on their faces and blood on their clothing. One patient is in grave condition, and likely all of them are being treated for smoke inhalation.
"All you heard was a big, loud noise that sounded like a big bang, an explosion, and then there were people running out of the train station," said a woman who was in the area.
The NYPD has completely blocked off the area from 20th Street to 40th Street in a 20-block radius.
“This is an active shooter situation right now in the city of New York.”
Schools within a one-mile radius of the shooting at the 36th Street subway station are currently on lockdown and sheltering in place, as parents worry about where the shooter may run next.
Mayor Eric Adams is monitoring the situation but cannot respond due to his recent COVID diagnosis, abc7NY reported.
Photos by: Dovid Jaroslawicz/BP24