The municipal fire department said that multiple persons were shot at a crowded Brooklyn subway stop in New York City.
At the 36th Street station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, firefighters responded to reports of smoke. When they got to the site, they discovered numerous bloodied passengers laying on the station floor.
New York City officers and members of the NYPD Bomb Squad responded to reports of persons being injured by gunshots or an explosion, according to the NYPD.
It’s believed that six persons were hurt.
NYPD News tweeted: “Due to an investigation, avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue area in Brooklyn. Expect emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area.
“In regard to the multiple people shot at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time.”
Witnesses claim the gunman was wearing a gasmask and an orange construction vest.
The man was spotted throwing a device in the Brooklyn subway station and then open fired, police told NBC New York.
Photos from the scene showed people bleeding on the floor.