A shooting in the subway New York This Sunday he killed a 46-year-old man after a person shot at a train approaching a Manhattan subway station, an incident police described as an “unprovoked attack,” according to the New York Post.
The suspect, who fled the scene, opened fire on the victim “at random” when she was aboard a Q line train around 11:45 local time (15:45 GMT) moments before the train arrived at the Canal Street station (in southern Manhattan), police sources told the local media.
After being shot in the chest, the victim was rushed to hospital, where he later died.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is looking for the perpetrator, who was wearing a gray hoodie that could read “Aeropostale.”
The New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) reported in a tweet that due to the incident, the route of several subway lines in the city had to be modified.
The event occurs a month after another shooting in the New York subway, in the county of Brooklyn, in which 10 people had to be treated for gunshot wounds and another 13 for smoke inhalation, since the attacker launched a smoke bomb in the car before opening fire. The perpetrator, Frank James, was arrested a day later.
New York is registering a notable increase in crime, and last February official figures indicated an increase of almost 60% compared to the same month of the previous year.
Despite the fact that in 2021 the level of passengers fell due to the pandemic, the rate of violent crimes, such as robberies and assaults, was significantly higher than in 2019 and criminal attacks increased almost 25 percent, according to the New York Times.
Pushing the tracks and suicides are also a concern, which is why the city is allocating $100 million to put up barriers on some of the platforms at Times Square, Third Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard stations by 2024.
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