injured after attack on subway, is it an attack?

SHOOTING IN NEW YORK. The New York Police Department has delivered the final elements following the shooting that injured several people on the subway on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The results and the last elements.

[Mise à jour le 12 avril 2022 à 23h32] The shooting that occurred on the New York subway on Tuesday, April 12, could have claimed many more lives. While the New York Post reports 29 injuries, including 10 from bullets, the paper notes that police sources say the attacker’s gun jammed in the middle of the shooting, likely preventing him from causing any real carnage. “It’s lucky she got stuck because otherwise we could have been talking about a lot more people in hospitals or worse,” said a law enforcement source.

Note that contrary to the information originally published by several local media (NB news, NY post Office and NY Times), there are currently no deaths to report. If five people are of particular concern, their vital prognosis is not taken into account. The alleged perpetrator of the crime, which took place south of the largest city in the USA in the Brooklyn district, has still not been caught by the police.

A shoot in New York

The contours of the shots take shape. It was 8:27 a.m. in New York (2:27 p.m. in France) when police were called after a person was shot dead on the subway in the Brooklyn borough. According to a police source reported by the New York Times, the suspected gunman allegedly detonated a smoke bomb on a subway train before opening fire on the train. At the 36th Street station, passengers then got off the train in a panic. The station “36th Street” is a station in the south of the city, which is particularly busy because of the five subway lines stopping there in the Sunset Park district. It is located at the intersection of 4th Avenue and 36th Street.

Is this an attack?

For the time being, the authorities are only talking about a shooting and dismissal of the terrorist trail, announced Keechant Sewell, New York Police Commissioner. She also added that no explosive device was found on board the car in which the shooting erupted. In New York, shootings regularly take place in the city. that NY Times remembers that three teenagers were killed outside a high school last week or that four people lost their lives and three others were injured by gunshots outside a social club in 2021. Overall, the New York City Police Department recorded 296 shootings in the first quarter of 2022, an increase from the same period in 201 (260).

Who is the alleged perpetrator?

The New York police have launched a manhunt for the man, who has not been arrested by the authorities for the time being. According to police, the person wore a gas mask and an orange construction vest over a blue outfit, suggesting he was an employee of the New York City Transit Company. He would measure about 1.65m for a corpulence equivalent to a weight of about 80kg.

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