injured after an attack on the subway, is it an attack?

SHOT IN NEW YORK. The New York police have delivered the last elements after the shooting that injured several people in the subway, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The results and the last elements.

[Mise à jour le 12 avril 2022 à 23h32] The shooting that occurred on Tuesday, April 12, in the New York subway could have claimed many more victims. While the New York Post reports 29 wounded, including 10 by bullets, the newspaper indicates that according to police sources, the assailant’s weapon would have jammed in the middle of the shooting, probably preventing it from causing a real carnage. “It’s lucky that it got stuck because otherwise we could have been talking about a lot more people in hospitals or worse,” a police source said.

Please note that contrary to information initially published by various local media (NB News, NEW Mail Y NEW Times), there are currently no deaths to regret. If the health status of five people is especially worrying, their vital prognosis is not compromised. The alleged perpetrator of the events, which occurred south of the largest city in the United States, in the district of Brooklyn, has not yet been arrested by the police.

A shooting in New York

The outlines of the shooting that occurred begin to take shape. It was 8:27 a.m. in New York (2:27 p.m. in France) when the police were called after a person was shot on the subway in the Brooklyn district. According to a police source informed by the New York Times, the suspected shooter allegedly detonated a smoke bomb inside a subway train, before opening fire on the train. It was then at the “36th Street” station that the passengers panicked and got off the train. The “Calle 36” station is a station in the south of the city that is especially busy due to the five subway lines that stop there, in the Sunset Park district. It is located at the intersection of 4th Avenue and 36th Street.

Is this an attack?

At the moment, the authorities are only talking about a shooting and ruling out the terrorist track, announced Keechant Sewell, New York Police Commissioner. In addition, he added that no explosive device was found on board the car in which the shooting took place. In New York, shootings regularly take place in the city. the NEW Times remember that last week, three teenagers were killed in front of a high school or that in 2021, four people had lost their lives and another three had been injured by gunshots in front of a social club. In total, in the first quarter of 2022, the NYPD recorded 296 shootings, an increase from the same period of 201 (260).

Who is the alleged perpetrator?

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

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