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Multiple People Shot in New York City Subway Station

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A shooting in a New York subway station has left multiple people injured on Tuesday morning.

Early reports stated that undetonated bombs were also found in the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, New York. However, police stated during a press conference on Tuesday that there were no bombs found but that the perpetrator used a smoke bomb before opening fire.

Police now state that several “suspicious packages” were found at the scene but have not indicated what was inside of them.

According to a press conference on Tuesday, the police are searching for a Black man in an orange construction worker’s vest and gas mask who may have been involved in the shooting that left at least people injured in a New York subway station.

According to officials, despite the violence of the attack, no one has life threatening injuries, but many are in critical condition.

The NYPD stated that the shooting occurred before 8:30 AM on Tuesday. The police received a call that smoke was coming from the underground station and found the victims upon arriving at the location.

The official Twitter account of the NYPD stated that there are no active explosive devices located at the scene at present time and appealed for tips and witnesses to the attack.

Multiple people injured in shooting in New York City subway station

Graphic videos of the aftermath of the shooting seem to indicate that the attack may have occurred inside one of the train cars, as smoke and injured passengers can be seen rushing out of the train as it arrives at the 36th Street station. Police later confirmed that the shooter began the attack inside of the train.

In a previous tweet, citizens were also urged to stay away from the area surrounding the New York City subway station due to the shooting and the subsequent investigation.

The subway station, located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park, is a crowded destination during the morning rush hour. The D, N and R subway lines pass through the station. These lines will be delayed due to the attack on the subway station in New York.

Sunset Park is home to large Latino and East Asian communities and has one of the lowest crime rates in Brooklyn.

The attack comes during a time of marked increase in violent crime, particularly gun violence, in New York City.

According to Police Department statistics, shootings in the city have risen to 296 from 260 at the same time last year. New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a former police officer, made reducing crime and gun violence in the city the center of his campaign.

While New York City is certainly not the most dangerous US city, gun violence has become a bigger issue in more recent memory, and violent crime and shootings have increased substantially since hitting historic lows in 2018 and 2019.

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