According to news agency AFP, at least 13 people were injured in a shooting at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, where “several undetonated bombs” were also discovered.
At 8:27 a.m., a New York police spokesman responded to a 911 call reporting a person shot in the Brooklyn subway (1227 GMT). A New York City Fire Department representative reported that firefighters responding to complaints of smoke at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park discovered “13 injuries.” According to ABC News, at least five individuals were shot in the event, according to police sources.
People were seen attending to bloodied victims on the floor station in a photo taken at the site.
“At this time, there are NO active explosive devices,” the police department tweeted.
“Please remain away of the area,” the NYPD tweeted, encouraging anybody with information to call a police tip line.
Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York, said she had been updated on the “evolving” situation.
“First responders are on the site, and as the investigation proceeds, we will cooperate with @MTA & @NYPDnews to give updates,” she tweeted.
According to ABC News, police are investigating if a smoke device was detonated and are on the lookout for the perpetrator.
According to NBC, a guy with a gas mask and orange construction vest may have thrown a smoke canister on the platform to confuse the rush hour throng, citing NYPD authorities and senior law enforcement officials.
According to the Gun Violence Archive website, firearms are implicated in around 40,000 deaths in the United States each year, including suicides.
The event occurred only one day after US President Joe Biden proposed additional gun control measures, including tighter limitations on so-called “ghost guns,” or weapons that may be built at home and are difficult to track.
Attempts to reduce the number of firearms in circulation have been continually thwarted by lax gun regulations and a constitutionally guaranteed right to carry arms, despite the majority of Americans favouring tighter limits.
Guns are used in three-quarters of all US killings, and the number of pistols, revolvers, and other firearms sold continues to climb.