Shooting at New York train station, many people injured

Many people have been shot and at least 13 injured at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York City, USA today, April 12.

American media reported that the incident occurred during rush hour on the morning of April 12 (local time) at the 36th Street subway station in the Sunset Park residential area of ​​Brooklyn.

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Injured people are being given first aid at the scene at 36th Street subway station, Sunset Park area, Brooklyn, New York, USA on April 12. Photo: RT
CNN and WABC channel, citing sources with the New York Fire Department, said at least five people were shot. In which, 4 victim was found on 36th Street and one victim on 25th Street, the next station of the subway line.

Initial investigation indicated that a smoke generator may have been detonated at the station. Authorities also found four improvised explosive devices.

It was not immediately clear whether of the 13 injured people who were taken to the hospital, including those who were shot.

The New York Police Department, citing preliminary investigations, said the suspect was a black male, about 1m65 tall, wearing a gas mask and orange construction work vest. According to some reports, the suspect threw “a device” and started shooting at the station before fleeing the scene.

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Police and firefighters gathered at the scene. Photo: AP

Police asked people to avoid the area of ​​36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, where a large number of emergency responders are concentrated. Authorities have not made any arrests.

US President Joe Biden and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who are self-isolating because of Covid-19, have been briefed on the situation. The White House has sent senior officials to liaise with the New York government to monitor and assist in handling the crisis.

A spokesman for the US Department of Education said that schools in the Brooklyn area have been ordered to curfew, not allowing anyone to leave the campus and only students are allowed to enter the school.

According to Vietnamnet

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