US searches for suspect in shooting at New York subway station
New York police cordoned off the scene of the shooting. (Photo: AP)
Service shoot happened on the night of April 12 (Vietnam time).
US police on April 12 (local time) launched a large-scale hunt for the subject of using smoke bombs and shooting at a carriage. the subway earlier that same day in New York City, injuring at least 17 people in an attack that occurred during the morning rush hour commute.
Picture of Frank James, 62, who has been identified by police as possibly involved in the shooting on the New York subway, April 12, 2022. (Photo: AP)
Subject James, 62, has addresses in Philadelphia and Wisconsin. The suspect fired 33 rounds in the shooting.
At the scene, New York police discovered another semi-automatic handgun, axe, and fireworks. In addition, the truck believed to be related to the suspect was also found after the police discovered the car keys at the scene.
Currently, the New York police are offering a reward of $ 50,000 for those who provide information about the case, and continue to find out the motive of the crime.
According to CNN and other local media outlets, a total of 29 people suffered various injuries in the incident shootings This went to hospitals in the area. Most were treated in the emergency department and were discharged.
Injured passengers on the platform in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo: AP)
According to local media, a truck searched by authorities in connection with the shooting was parked on a street just a few miles from the scene.
The suspect, described by police as a large man, wearing a blue construction worker jacket and hooded sweatshirt, has not been arrested for several hours after the attack.
New York Police Department Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the incident is not currently being investigated as an act of terrorism, although authorities have not ruled out a motive.
In the area outside the station premises, the authorities have blocked many buildings. Schools in the area were also placed in a state of security blockade.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks at a news conference about the New York shooting, April 12, 2022. (Photo: AP)
New York, the most populous city in the United States, has experienced a sharp increase in violent crime during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a series of random attacks at subway stations.
After the attack, New York Mayor Eric Adams pledged to double the number of police patrolling the subway station, while New York Governor Kathy Hochul pledged to use every full resource in the state to respond. counter the rising tide of crime. The White House also said that President Joe Biden had been briefed on the incident.
In an interview with the press, Mayor Adams confirmed there was a “problem” with the security camera system at 36th Street station, which could affect the investigation, although it is not clear how many cameras are affected.
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