Five people were shot dead at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday morning, law enforcement sources said.
Firefighters responding to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood found several people shot and equipment detonated, a New York City Fire Department spokesman said.
The fire service said 13 people were injured, but there were no details on what those injuries entailed.
According to multiple law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation, preliminary information indicates a suspect fled wearing a construction vest and gas mask.
A photo from the crime scene showed people tending to bloodied passengers lying on the train station floor.
Further details were not immediately available.
Trains serving this station were delayed during the morning rush hour.
New York Mayor Eric Adams’ office didn’t immediately have more details. According to a spokesman, Adams was at the mayor’s residence Tuesday morning and was briefed.
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