New York City subway station shooting LIVE: 16 injured, including 8 shot, in Brooklyn subway shooting
At least eight people were shot Tuesday on a Brooklyn subway by a man in an orange construction vest, possibly wearing a gas mask
who may have tossed a smoke canister on the platform to distract the rush hour crowd, according to FDNY and senior law enforcement officials.
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.