New York metro shooting is not investigated as ‘act of terrorism’, police say | World news

The Brooklyn subway shooting that led to chaos in the city on Tuesday morning (local time) is not being investigated as an “act of terrorism,” according to the New York Police Department.

New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said there were no life-threatening injuries after the Brooklyn subway shooting at a news conference.

She added that this incident is not being investigated as an act of terrorism.

Sewell asked New Yorkers to share photos or videos of the incident with law enforcement because the suspect is still at liberty.

Sewell said this at 8:24 am (local time), when the Manhattan-bound N train was waiting to enter the 36th Street subway, a man wearing a gas mask, a canister out of his bag hell and open.

“The train at that moment began to fill with smoke. He then opened fire, hitting several people on the subway and in the platform,” she said.

Sewell described the suspect as a black man with a heavy build, wearing a green construction-type vest with a hooded gray sweatshirt.

“The accused filled the train with smoke and opened fire on the passengers. He was presumably a Black man, 5’5” tall, with a heavy build. Wearing a green construction-type vest and a gray hooded sweatshirt, “Sewell said.

The commissioner confirmed that the shooting happened inside the subway car.

“The suspect was in the train car. The shooting started in the train car,” Sewell said.

Sewell said no motive was known at the time.

“We do not know the motive at this time, but we do not exclude anything,” she said.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul warned New Yorkers that a suspected gunman who shot several people in the subway on Tuesday morning is still at large.

“Rest and normality were disturbed, brutally disturbed, by an individual so cold-hearted and devastated at heart that they did not worry about the individuals they attacked as they simply went about their daily lives. This individual is still on the “This person is dangerous,” Hochul said.

The governor urged the New Yorkers to stay awake.

“This is currently an active shooter situation in New York City,” she said.

Hochul said she just spoke with New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who has COVID-19.

“He’s recovering well. He’s supervising, he’s actively dealing with the situation. I wanted to let him know that the people of the entire state of New York are standing with the people of this city, this community, and we say no more. No more mass shootings. No more disruptive lives. No more making heartbreak for people just trying to live their lives like normal New Yorkers. It should end and end now, “she said.

Sixteen people were treated for injuries, including 10 to gunshot wounds, after the shooting at a Brooklyn subway station, said Laura Kavanagh, the acting commissioner of the New York Fire Department (FDNY), at today’s briefing.

“Ten of those patients are currently suffering from gunshot wounds and five are in stable but critical condition,” Kavanagh said.

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