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16 injured in New York subway shooting.

16 injured in New York subway shooting.

In the early hours of Tuesday 12/4/22, about 16 people were confirmed injured, after an unidentified man opened fire at the subway station near Brooklyn’s Sunset Park in New York City. However, police officials confirmed they have a name of interest as regards to the shooting. New York subway shooting: Police name person of interest.

In the early hours of Tuesday 12/4/22, about 16 people were confirmed injured, after an unidentified man opened fire at the subway station near Brooklyn’s Sunset Park in New York City. However, police officials confirmed they have a name of interest as regards to the shooting.

New York subway shooting: Police name person of interest.

Police officials are currently investigating the shooting that took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning, at the subway station, after an unidentified man had set off smoke grenades in a subway car in the early hours of Tuesday, consequently opening fire on the  crowds in the station.

Police officials stated they found a semi-automatic handgun, extended magazines, a hatchet, a black garbage can, detonated and undetonated smoke grenades and a key to a U-Haul van  at the scene. Which they have now suspected to belong to the culprits that invaded the subway station in early rush hours of Tuesday morning.

However, the whereabout of the culprit remains unclear, even as police officials confirmed they have a name of interest in the person of Frank R. James, a black man, who was spotted with an orange construction vest and a gas mask. He is said to be about 5 feet, 8 inches and weighs about 175 to 180 pounds.

According to police reports, “Ten people were hit by gunfire, five of the victims were critically injured, but none of their wounds were life-threatening, the Fire Department noted. The 10 gunshot victims made the shooting the worst in the history of the New York City subway. Another 13 people suffered injuries related to smoke inhalation, falls or panic attacks, Chief Essig added.

According to New York City Commissioner Keechant Sewell. “No motive has been established for the shooting and the incident isn’t being investigated as an act of terrorism”, she noted.

In a news conference at the police headquarters, the Police Department’s chief of detectives, James Essig stated, “We are endeavoring to locate him to determine his connection to the subway shooting, if any,” he noted.

However, more than a dozen police and fire vehicles were seen at the crime scene at the subway station. This include federal officials from  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other agencies.

Retired NYPD lieutenant Darrin Porcher, noted.  “There’s going to be a collaborative approach to the investigation among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.  NYPD detectives will be working with members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)”, he added.

 

 

 

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