An eyewitness from NYC who said he was in the subway car where the Brooklyn shooting took place described the chaos at the scene, saying he saw a lot of blood on the floor and that gunshots sounded like fireworks.
The subway conductor said the train was delayed due to train traffic minutes before the train got to the 36th Street platform in Sunset Park, according to Yav Montano, and that’s when smoke suddenly engulfed the car.
Eyewitness from NYC
He then heard “what I thought was fireworks but now hearing that it was gunshots and I’m thankful I hid behind one of the chairs. … I honestly have no words for what I’ve experienced.”
“I was in the front end of the third car and everything happened at the back end of the same car. … As soon as the smoke, like, flared up, it started to engulf everything. People started migrating to the front of the car,” he told WTX US News about the subway shooting in Brooklyn today.
Subway shooting in Brooklyn today
Multiple people were found shot in the subway shooting in Brooklyn today. And upon arrival to a call at the 36th Street and 4th Avenue Brooklyn subway station at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, according to the New York City Fire Department.
The New York City Police Department said there are no active explosive devices “at this time” at the subway station, where multiple people were shot. “Several undetonated devices” were found earlier, according to the FDNY.
Montano said a rider tried to open the car door connecting to a separate car, but he could not open it.