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New York shooting: 13 injured, undetonated devices recovered at Brooklyn subway

At least 13 people have been injured in a shooting incident at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, where ‘several undetonated devices’ were also recovered

A file photo of New York Police Department officers at Grand Central subway station in New York, US (Bloomberg)Premium
A file photo of New York Police Department officers at Grand Central subway station in New York, US (Bloomberg)

NEW YORK : At least 13 people have been injured in a shooting incident at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, where “several undetonated devices" were also recovered, news agency AFP reported

A New York police spokeswoman responded to 911 call of a person shot in the Brooklyn subway at 8:27 am (1227 GMT).

Fire personnel responding to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park found “13 injuries", a New York City Fire Department spokesperson said. ABC News quoted police sources as saying at least five people were shot in the incident.

A photo from the scene showed people tending to bloodied passengers lying on the floor station.

The police department tweeted that there were "NO active explosive devices at this time."

"Please stay clear of the area" the NYPD tweeted, urging witnesses to contact a police tip line with any information.

New York governor Kathy Hochul said she had been briefed on the "developing" situation.

"First responders are on the scene and we will work with @MTA & @NYPDnews to provide updates as the investigation continues," she tweeted.

ABC News reported that police were investigating whether a smoke device was detonated, and that police are hunting for the suspect.

According to NBC, citing NYPD officials and senior law enforcement officials, a man in a gas mask and orange construction vest may have tossed a smoke canister on the platform to distract the rush hour crowd.

Mass casualty shootings happen with relative frequency in the United States, where firearms are involved in approximately 40,000 deaths a year, including suicides, according to the Gun Violence Archive website.

The incident came just a day after US President Joe Biden announced new gun control measures, increasing restrictions on so-called "ghost guns", the difficult-to-trace weapons that can be assembled at home.

Lax gun laws and a constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms have repeatedly stymied attempts to clamp down on the number of weapons in circulation, despite greater controls being favored by the majority of Americans.

Three-quarters of all homicides in the US are committed with guns, and the number of pistols, revolvers and other firearms sold continues to rise.

 

 

 

 

 

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Published: 12 Apr 2022, 07:10 PM IST
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