Authorities in New York City held a press conference late this morning to address the horrific subway shooting in Brooklyn. Images and video from the train showed total chaos as victims rushed to flee the scene. Details were scarce in the immediate aftermath. The shooting is not being investigated as an act of terrorism currently.
It was confirmed by the FDNY that eight people were shot and sixteen people were injured in the attack. City and state officials addressed a mass of local and national media near the scene. The facts of the case as currently known were shared. New York governor Kathy Hochul warned New Yorkers that the gunman is still on the loose. Five individuals were announced as in stable but critical condition.
“Tranquility and normalness was disrupted, brutally disrupted, by an individual so cold-hearted and depraved of heart that they had no caring about the individuals that they assaulted as they simply went about their daily lives. This individual is still on the loose. This person is dangerous.”
It was noted eight people were shot inside of the train and that eight others were injured during the stampede while attempting to get off the train. The shooting occurred inside a moving car. The suspect also set off a smoke cannister to add to the confusion. Many victims didn’t even know they had been shot until they reached safety.
News on the Brooklyn subway shooting continues to trickle in. This is a rapidly developing situation, and information may change as the investigation continues. Thirsty for News will be on top of any important developments.
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