The Brooklyn subway shooting that led to chaos within the metropolis on Tuesday morning (native time) is not being investigated as an “act of terrorism”, in keeping with New York Police Department.
New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell mentioned there are not any life-threatening accidents following the Brooklyn subway shooting in a press convention.
She added that this incident is not being investigated as an act of terrorism.
Sewell requested for New Yorkers to share any images or movies of the incident with regulation enforcement, as the suspect continues to be at giant.
Sewell mentioned that at 8:24 am (native time), as the Manhattan-bound N practice waited to enter the thirty sixth Street subway, a person sporting a fuel masks took a canister out of his bag and opened it.
“The train at that time began to fill with smoke. He then opened fire, striking multiple people on the subway and in the platform,” she mentioned.
Sewell described the suspect as Black male with a heavy build, sporting a inexperienced construction-type vest with a hooded grey sweatshirt.
“The accused filled the train with smoke and opened fire on the passengers. He was reportedly a Black male, 5’5″ tall, with a heavy build. Wearing a inexperienced construction-type vest and a gray hooded sweatshirt,” said Sewell.
The commissioner confirmed that the shooting happened inside the subway car.
“The suspect was within the practice automotive. The shooting started within the practice automotive,” Sewell said.
Sewell said there was no known motive at this time.
“We do not know the motive at the moment, however we’re not ruling something out,” she said.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul warned New Yorkers that a suspected gunman who shot multiple people on the subway on Tuesday morning is still at large.
“Tranquility and normalness was disrupted, brutally disrupted, by a person so cold-hearted and wicked of coronary heart that they’d no caring concerning the people that they assaulted as they merely went about their every day lives. This particular person continues to be on the unfastened. This individual is harmful,” Hochul said.
The governor urged New Yorkers to remain vigilant.
“This is an lively shooter state of affairs proper now within the metropolis of New York,” she said.
Hochul said she just spoke with New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who has COVID-19.
“He’s recovering properly. He is monitoring, he is actively engaged within the state of affairs. I wished to let him know that the folks of the complete state of New York stand with the folks of this metropolis, this group, and we say no extra. No extra mass shootings. No extra disrupting lives. No extra creating heartbreak for folks simply attempting to reside their lives as regular New Yorkers. It has to finish and ends now,” she said.
Sixteen people were treated for injuries, including 10 for gunshot wounds, following the shooting in a Brooklyn subway station, said Laura Kavanagh, the acting Fire Department New York (FDNY) commissioner, at today’s briefing.
“Ten of these sufferers are affected by gunshot wounds at the moment and 5 are in secure, however important situation,” Kavanagh mentioned.