Multiple People Shot At New York City Subway Station, At Least 13 Injured

Wounded people at the 36th Street subway station, in New York City, on Tuesday.

Wounded people at the 36th Street subway station, in New York City, on Tuesday.
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Law enforcement officers were searching for a suspect after multiple people were wounded, some of them shot, at a New York City subway station during the Tuesday morning rush hour.

Several photographs posted to social media showed a bloody scene, with people lying on the subway platform and tending to wounds at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The New York City Fire Department said at least 13 people had been injured. It was not immediately clear how many of those had been shot.

The fire department initially said “several undetonated devices” had been found at the scene, but the New York City Police Department clarified later that there were “NO active explosive devices.”

Emergency personnel work near the scene of a shooting at a subway station.

Emergency personnel work near the scene of a shooting at a subway station.
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Green-colored smoke appeared to emanate from a train car that pulled into the 36th Street station in video posted to social media.

Juliana Fonda, a WNYC audio engineer, told Gothamist she was riding an N train when she heard shots fired and saw smoke filling the next car.

“The reaction of the passengers was terrifying because they were trying to get away from something that was happening in the back of the train,” Fonda said. “None of us in the front of the train knew what was going on.”

The doors between cars was locked, Fonda said, and people were “pounding” on the door to her car trying to escape.

The fire department said it was investigating smoke reported along the D, N and R train lines.

A suspect was seen wearing construction attire, The Associated Press reported, citing a law enforcement source briefed on preliminary information.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Police and emergency responders gather at the site of a reported shooting of multiple people outside of the 36 St subway station on April 12 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Police and emergency responders gather at the site of a reported shooting of multiple people outside of the 36 St subway station on April 12 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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