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NYC commuters injured in subway shooting

New York City police respond to the shooting at a subway stop in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday. Associated Press/Photo by John Minchillo

NYC commuters injured in subway shooting

A commuter told CNN he heard bangs and screams as thick smoke blanketed the subway car and pools of blood formed on the floor.  At least 16 people were reported injured, 10 from gunfire, in a shooting during rush hour Tuesday morning as a subway train approached the 36th Street platform in Brooklyn, N.Y. None of the injuries was life-threatening. Authorities said they believed the suspect detonated a smoke device as a distraction. The police department confirmed mid-morning that there were no active explosives at the scene.

Where is the shooter? Police said they were still searching for the suspect, who ran away wearing a construction vest and a gas mask. The search extended to Frank R. James, a 62-year-old man who rented a van likely connected to the violence. James had also posted videos online decrying racism and violence in the United States, but police said they weren't certain he was responsible for the shooting. Area schools are under lockdown. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were at the scene as of late morning, and President Joe Biden was briefed on the situation. 

Dig deeper: From the archives, listen to Sarah Schweinsberg’s report about increasing violence in American cities on The World and Everything in It podcast.

Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.



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