At least 13 people were injured in a firearm and explosive attack inside a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, early Tuesday, and police are reporting that several undetonated devices have also been located at the scene.
The incident occurred at the 36th Street and 4th Avenue station in Sunset Park at approximately 8:30 a.m., police said.
WNBC-TV reported that law enforcement officials are describing the suspect as a black male who is roughly 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was reportedly wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest at the time of the shooting.
The outlet added that law enforcement sources believe the suspect may have thrown a device prior to opening fire. A manhunt for the gunman is now under way, according to WABC-TV.
A witness told the New York Post the gunman fired off so many rounds that she “lost count.” She added that she originally thought he was an MTA worker because of his clothing, but then she saw him drop “some kind of cylinder that sparked at the top.”
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The New York City Fire Department and other emergency medical responders quickly arrived on the scene to treat victims. Authorities believe many of the victims were struck by gunfire, while some others were hit by shrapnel.
The extent of the victims’ injuries was not immediately clear, but photos and videos posted on social media showed several people bloodied from the gunfire and lying on the ground. Some appeared to be injured in their legs.
Local news outlets reported that the victims have been taken to nearby hospitals for further treatment.
Police have not yet offered more information regarding the undetonated devices but have confirmed that no active explosives remain on the scene.
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