Brooklyn, NY- Ten people were shot Tuesday morning at the 36th Street Subway Station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The shots were fired at approximately 8:24am, smoke was seen billowing out of a subway car as people ran for their lives. Police say at least 16 people were injured, five victims said to be critical but stable, none of the injuries are believed to be life threatening at this time. Police say some of the injured suffered gunshot wounds, shrapnel and smoke inhalation. Officials say the suspect, a black heavy set male, wearing a gas mask opened a container that filled the subway car with smoke and then opened fire on the subway car and the platform.
The NYPD tweeted there are “no active explosive devices at this time” and continue to advise people to stay away from the area of 36th Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. The suspects motive is unknown at this time. The suspect has been described as a black man, heavy set, 5 feet and 5 inches tall, about 175 pounds wearing a green vest, grey hooded sweatshirt and a gas mask.
The MTA says D/N/R subway service is suspended in Brooklyn and to use the the F/G or Q trains instead. Nearby schools have been ordered to shelter in place.
The NYC Emergency Management Office is advising anyone who can’t contact a loved one who may have been on the subway call 311 or 212-639-9675.
Governor Kathy Hochul, tweeted that she “has been briefed on the developing situation in Brooklyn”.
Anyone who witnessed the shootings or anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS or tweet @NYPDTIPS.
Nassau County Police released the following statement
“In the wake of this morning’s Brooklyn subway shooting and possible undetonated devices found at that location, the Nassau County Police Department is increasing patrols around all critical infrastructure with an emphasis on mass transit. Commissioner Patrick Ryder has been in conversations with the NYPD and has briefed Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman.
Although there are no known threats to Nassau County, County Executive Blakeman and Commissioner Ryder ask our residents to report anything suspicious to 911 immediately.
We continue to work with our federal, state and local partners as we monitor this investigation. If you see something, say something, if you hear something, say something.“
Suffolk County Police released the following statement
“The department is monitoring intelligence regarding the shooting in Brooklyn and are conducting high visibility patrols. While there is currently no credible threat in Suffolk County, the Suffolk County Police Department is communicating with our partners in law enforcement regarding the situation.”
Photo: New York City Police Department personnel gather at the entrance to a subway stop in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Five people were shot Tuesday morning at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, law enforcement sources said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)