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BREAKING: At Least 16 People Injured in Brooklyn Subway Attack; Multiple Gunshot Victims (WARNING GRAPHIC FOOTAGE)


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A manhunt is underway in Brooklyn, New York after at least 16 people were injured in a Sunset Park subway station.

The incident appears to have happened on the southbound R train, beginning at the 25th street station.

However, other reports stated it began on a northbound (Manhattan-bound) N train at the 25th street and 36th street stations.

Reports suggest a lone gunman wearing a reflective vest and possibly a gas mask threw smoke bombs on a subway car.

As the subway doors closed, the suspect threw smoke bombs and opened fire.

The suspect reportedly fled the scene and remains at large.

When authorities arrived, they found multiple people with gunshot wounds and several undetonated devices.

WARNING – GRAPHIC FOOTAGE


The NYPD issued these advisory updates for the ongoing situation:

New York residents reacted to the violent incident:

ABC 7 reported:

At least 16 people were shot or otherwise injured after a lone gunman in a reflective vest and possibly a gas mask threw smoke bombs on a subway car in Brooklyn and began shooting Tuesday morning.

A manhunt is now underway as details continue to emerge in this developing situation.

At least four of the victims were found at the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park and another at the 25th Street station in Greenwood Heights just before 8:30 a.m.

It appears at this time to have happened on the southbound R train, beginning at the 25th Street station. As the doors closed, the suspect threw the smoke bombs and opened fire.

The victims, and presumably the suspect, then got off the subway train at the 36th Street station.

“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.”

Here’s something peculiar I noticed while drafting this post.

Check out this tweet from ABC 7:

The tweet says the incident happened in multiple stations on the northbound N line.

Let’s review their text from the article above:

It appears at this time to have happened on the southbound R train, beginning at the 25th Street station. As the doors closed, the suspect threw the smoke bombs and opened fire.

If a lone gunman committed this act, why did the news report the incident occurring on the Northbound and Southbound trains?

While the N and R lines run parallel to each other in Sunset Park, the northbound and southbound trains have opposite platforms.

If authorities found victims on the southbound and northbound platforms, it sounds like multiple suspects committed this act.

The only other plausible explanation is the news accidentally reported the wrong platform in either their tweet or article.

The violent incident comes the day after Biden gave a speech on gun control:

NBC New York provided these updates:

The shooter was not in custody an hour and a half after he opened fire on the train at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in Sunset Park around 8:30 a.m. All eight victims were believed to have been in the same car. The train was still moving.

It stopped at the next station, at 25th Street. Greenish smoke was seen spewing from the subway doors when the Manhattan-bound N train stopped at the platform. People were seen running, and bleeding.

One straphanger who limped off the train fell and had to be helped away by fellow riders. Other photos showed people bleeding on the platform. Some of the wounded jumped on another train to flee to the next station, law enforcement sources said.

Police were combing through subway tunnels, based on some witness reports he may have jumped to the tracks, but the gunman remained on the loose hours later.

Two of the eight shooting victims were said to have been seriously wounded. The extent of the other victims’ injuries wasn’t clear. As for the other people who were hurt, officials said their injuries likely stemmed from the crowd response to the chaos.

Notice how this story says Manhattan-bound (northbound) N train.

The other story says it appeared to have started on the southbound R train.

Reports indicate victims were found at the 25th and 36th street stations.

The N train normally does NOT stop at 25th street during rush hour.

When the N train runs express, it goes from 36th street to Atlantic Avenue on the northbound line.


This is an ongoing story.

We will provide updates as they become available.

But something seems off about this story based on the current reporting and my knowledge of the area it reportedly occurred.



 

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