Multiple people have allegedly been ‘shot at a subway station’ in Brooklyn, New York.
According to the city’s fire department, emergency services responded to smoke ‘on 36th Street station in Sunset Park’.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has shared a tweet, it reads: “ADVISORY: Due to an investigation, avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue area in Brooklyn.
ADVISORY: Due to an investigation, avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue area in Brooklyn. Expect emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area. pic.twitter.com/xPIAHbtSA7
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022
“Expect emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area.”
The incident is believed to have taken place shortly after 8:30am local time, on April 12.
According to the New York Post, one witness at the scene, known only as Clair, reportedly said she ‘lost count’ of how many shots were fired’.
She apparently told the publication: “There was like, lots of them. I don’t even know how many.”
After this, the woman claimed to have seen a man drop ‘some kind of cylinder that sparked at the top,’ before reportedly continuing: “I thought he was an MTA worker at first because I was like, I didn’t like pay too much attention.
“You know? You’ve got the orange on.”
Officials have not confirmed the number of tragedies, however, NBC New York is believed to have that the number is 13.
Picture from the alleged incident show several people injured and bleeding.
Allegedly, there have also been reports of ‘undetonated devices at the station,’ and people have been urged to avoid the local area and expect delays.
According to emergency services, a motive is still under investigation, and the ‘gunman is still at large,’ so catching him is their ‘top priority’.
It’s been reported that the suspected shooter is a man ‘about 5 feet 5 inches tall’ and ‘180 pounds’.
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