At least 13 injured and multiple shot by a suspect described as a man wearing reflective vest that resembled MTA attire who began shooting after throwing smoke bombs into a car at Brooklyn subway at about 8:30 a.m this morning.
This incidence occurred at the site of a busy station that runs the D, N and R trains. The D and N are particularly popular lines known to make express stops into Midtown Manhattan.
“This perpetrator dropped those smoke cans, if that’s what they are, and shot around, and then exited from that point,” retired NYC Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. “He’s not going to stay on there if there’s smoke on there, even if he has the filter mask.”
I am horrified by the attack in Brooklyn. I am closely monitoring the situation and am in communication with the FBI. My thoughts are with the victims and first responders.— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) April 12, 2022
Residents were asked to avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue near where the shooting occurred. President Biden has been briefed on the latest developments regarding the New York City subway shooting according to tweet from Jen Psaki.
@POTUS has been briefed on the latest developments regarding the New York City subway shooting. White House senior staff are in touch with Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Sewell to offer any assistance as needed.— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) April 12, 2022