Anxieties resurface as gunfire erupts on NYC subway

Anxieties resurface as gunfire erupts on NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — As the year began, New Yorkers were shuddering at a subway crime straight out of urban nightmares — the death of a woman shoved onto the tracks under Times Square. The city’s new mayor vowed to “make sure New Yorkers feel safe in our subway system.” But on Tuesday, commuters faced an attack that evoked many riders’ deepest fears. A rush-hour train car filled with smoke as it pulled into a Brooklyn station. At least 33 gunshots rang out, hitting at least 10 people. It was a searing reminder of the city’s battle with gun violence and the specter of terror-like attacks that hangs over New York City — particularly the subway system.

Photo: Police officers patrol a subway station in New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Multiple people were shot and injured Tuesday at a subway station in New York City during a morning rush hour attack that left wounded commuters bleeding on a train platform. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)