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UPDATED:Subway Shooting in Brooklyn, Picture Suggests there are Asian Victims

Warning: This article includes an Instagram post that contains graphic imagery.

UPDATED: 8:44 PM Eastern Time

A subway shooting in Brooklyn has left at least 10 victims shot and 13 others injured, NBC New York reports. Pictures and video footage indicate that some of the victims may be Asian. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

NYPD officials say that a lone gunman wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest threw smoke bombs into a subway car and opened fire at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in Sunset Park around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, ABC7 reports.

Authorities identified a person of interest as 62-year-old Frank R. James.

Police found a U-Haul van police say James rented in Kings Highway in Gravesend

According to the victims, the suspect got off the subway train at the 36th street station. The suspect remains at large and a manhunt is currently underway.

Sunset Park is home to Brooklyn’s largest Asian population. Footage from the scene posted by NBC New York 4 shows several Asian people exiting the subway car where the shooting occurred.

An Instagram post from 50cent, which features a picture allegedly taken at the scene, shows Asian people lying on the ground wounded.

“I saw a lot of people coming out of the train station,” a man who works in the area told ABC 7. “One of them was injured. I believe it was a lady that was getting shot in her leg, and a lot of people was coming up from side to side, screaming, asking for help.”

Schools in the area have gone into shelter-in-place while the search for the suspect continues.

AsAmNews will continue to update this story as it develops.

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  1. The mainstream media predictably downplays only anti-Asian hate crimes. We need to hold the media accountable. They don’t even identify the predominant racial makeup of Sunset Park, so as not to bring attention to the obvious fact, that this is another anti-Asian hate crime & that the Asian community needs special protections like other groups seem to get. Our facial characteristics identify our race. We don’t have the luxury of religious apparel that we can remove, nor should we to identify or hide our race.
    Pressure, protests need to be directed at the media outlets for downplaying anti-Asian hate crimes.
    Rather than them deliberately covering more minute & idiosyncratic aberrant stories that occur in Asia, reinforcing negative views of Asians, they should cover how Asian-Americans are treated here. We are after all, American citizens as well, or does the mainstream media take issue with that?

  2. Thank you for your comment, I saw individuals of different ethnicities running out of the train. Yet, those lying on the ground bleeding out are Asians. The perp is black so this doesn’t play into the media woke agenda. I’m in a California and this didn’t even pop into my news feed until after 12nn EST after stories about the kardashians and britney spear.

  3. Exactly. And journalists, please investigate the race of the Sunset Park subway victims, esp. the ones critically injured. When I read my news feed daily, there are too many unidentified victims of what sounds like hate crimes in subways and Asian neighborhoods.

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