At least 5 people were shot dead in a New York subway station

Updated April 12, 2022 at 11:34 a.m. ET

At least five people were shot dead in a New York City subway station during morning rush hour on Tuesday, police said. Authorities say they are still looking for the shooter.

Filming took place at the 36th Street Station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park around 8:30 a.m.

The New York Police Department confirmed to NPR that 13 people were injured and five were shot.

Police said they were looking for a man in a gas mask and an orange construction vest.

WNYC broadcast engineer Juliana Fonda said she was on the N train when she heard the gunshots.

“People were pounding and looking behind them, running, trying to get on the train,” Fonda said. “The locked door between the cars and the people behind us, there were a lot of loud noises and there was smoke in the other car.”

Earlier published reports cited fire officials and law enforcement sources as saying several unexploded ordnance had also been found. But the NYPD said in a statement on Twitter“In regards to the multiple people shot dead at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time.”

New Yorkers have been warned to avoid the Sunset Park neighborhood. After the shooting, power went out on various lines and major delays were expected across the city.

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