A madman disguised as a construction worker turned a Brooklyn subway car into a bloodbath during the early-morning rush Tuesday, setting off smoke bombs before opening fire and wounding 29, officials said.
The shooter — who has yet to be apprehended — was wearing a neon orange and green construction vest and a neon green helmet and muttering to himself on a Manhattan-bound N train when he unleashed bloody havoc just before 8:30 a.m.
The gunman suddenly put on a gas mask and released two smoke grenades as the car pulled into the 36th Street station in Sunset Park, cops said.
“Oops, my bad,” the suspect mumbled, according to witness Fitim Gjeloshi, after opening the canister and then pulling out an ax and dropping it to the floor.
As the crowded subway car filled with smoke, the shooter took out a 9mm semiautomatic Glock and fired 33 rounds at commuters, hitting 10 victims and leaving at least 19 others wounded. Those hurt included two teens ages 15 and 19, a pregnant woman who was shot in the leg, seven men and three women, law-enforcement sources said.
And Police identified Frank James, 62, as a “person of interest” in the shooting but have not yet determined if he was the triggerman.
The mass shooting left some commuters wanting to stay away from the subway permanently. A 29-year-old finance worker Shirley Shao said while waiting for a train at Canal Street in Tribeca, Manhattan.
“I’m done. I’m done with riding the train. It’s just not worth it,”
“Every time I go in there, I worry in the back of my mind of someone attacking me while my back is turned,” she said of the underground system. “The subway had already gotten so dangerous. This tips the scales to the other side.
“No more trains,” she said, adding that she plans to ride her bike to work going forward.
This is really sad. Luckily no one died – out of the 29, Ten people were hit by gunfire, five were listed in critical but stable condition, while others suffered from smoke inhalation and other related injuries.
NYPD have concluded the investigation ,according to this tweet below;
D/N/R trains are running with delays in both directions after NYPD concluded their investigation at 36 St.