Shots Rang Out on a New York Subway Tuesday Morning Leaving 16 Injured
A tragedy unfolded Tuesday morning on a New York City subway where eight people have been shot and eight others injured.
16 People Injured By Gunman on New York Subway
During the heat of rush hour traffic Tuesday morning, chaos broke out on a subway at the 36th Street station.
The New York Times is reporting that law enforcement says the suspect was wearing a construction vest and gas mask and fled the scene. Police are still searching for him at this time. No other descriptions of the suspect have been reported thus far. Investigators will be combing through all security cameras in the area to help try and locate the suspect and hopefully get a better description.
Tragedy on New York Subway
CNN reports that there was smoke coming from one of the subway cars where people were fleeing for their lives. Blood was seen on the floor as well as bloodied passengers on the subway and rail platform.
The New York Times is reporting that police believe the gunman set off a smoke device before randomly shooting at victims on the subway.
Multiple Smoke Devices Found
New York Subway Random Attack
So far the attack appears to be random, and the Washington Post reports that authorities have not figured out a motive, but the shooting was definitely planned seeing how the gunman wore a gas mask and a smoke device was set off prior to the shooting with other smoke devices being found at the scene.
No subway employees were hurt by the gunfire.