POLICE are hunting a gunman who opened fire at a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday, injuring at least 13 people.
Multiple law enforcement sources said the suspect fled wearing a construction vest and a gas mask.
The shooter was described as about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 180 pounds, three senior police officers said ABC.
He may have distracted commuters by throwing a smoke bomb on the platform during rush hour, the outlet reports.
Eyewitnesses also report that the gunman may have jumped onto the tracks after opening fire.
Police were still chasing the gunman more than an hour after the first shots were fired in subway tunnels.
The shooter is said to have acted alone. A motive is unknown.
firefighters first responded to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park around 8:30 a.m.
There they found several people shot and unexploded equipment, a spokesman said.
The New York City Police Department later confirmed that there were “no active explosive devices” at the station.
The fire service said 13 people were injured, but there were no details on what those injuries entailed.
Crime scene photos showed several people bloodied on the platform.
Further details were not immediately available.
Trains serving this station were delayed during the morning rush hour.
New York Mayor Eric Adams’ office didn’t immediately have more details.
According to a spokesman, Adams was at the mayor’s residence Tuesday morning and was briefed.
Police warned New Yorkers to avoid the area and expect emergency vehicles and delays.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says trains on lines D, N and R were delayed due to an unspecified investigation.
A video posted on the Citizen app showed a heavy police presence at the crime scene.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she had been briefed on the situation and would be cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18243691/brooklyn-subway-shooter-gas-mask-orange-mta-uniform/ The suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting was hunted after he ‘dropped explosives’ and fled in a gas mask and orange MTA uniform