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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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