New York City authorities have identified Frank R. James as a person of interest in connection with a shooting at a Brooklyn subway station Tuesday morning.
An armed suspect donning a gas mask and a construction vest set off a smoke canister and opened fire inside a Brooklyn subway train and station around 8:24 am Tuesday morning as a Manhattan-bound N train approached the 36th St. station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The suspect’s shots struck multiple people on the subway car and on the platform, authorities said. He was described as an approximately 5-foot-5 Black male with a heavy build and remained at large as of Tuesday evening.
At least 10 people were shot, including 7 males and 3 females, authorities said. Thirteen people suffered injuries from smoke inhalation, falling down or a panic attack. Five people were in critical condition but were expected to survive. At least 29 in all were treated at hospitals for gunshot wounds, smoke inhalation, and other conditions.
None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
Police scoured the city for the shooter and found a U-Haul in the Gravesend neighborhood with an Arizona license plate possibly connected to the shooting. The van was found just over five miles from the 36th St. station.
Police were closing off a street about four miles from the shooting scene and clearing nearby businesses while awaiting a bomb squad and the highly specialized emergency services unit.
Investigators found a credit card at the scene of the shooting that led them to identify a person of interest, one of the law enforcement officials said, adding that the credit card was used to rent the U-Haul van that police located.
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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