NY Schools Sheltering In Place After At Least 8 Shot, 16 Injured In Subway Shooting

On Tuesday at around 8:30 a.m., a shooter opened fire on a Brooklyn subway train. Now, local schools have been placed on lockdown, officials said.
The incident took place on the Manhattan-bound N express train in the Sunset Park section of the borough. The shooter reportedly threw a smoke bomb before opening fire.

"Following the incident this morning in Sunset Park, out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our students we have placed all schools in the area in a shelter-in-place," New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks said in a statement.

The NYPD has launched a massive manhunt for the shooter, who fled the scene.

"We are working closely with NYPD and school leadership to ensure that every school has the supports they need as we work to ensure the safety of our school communities," Banks said. "We will share updates as they become available. My thoughts go out to the victims of this tragedy."

According to the police department, at least eight people were shot, and 16 were injured.

"We are using every available officer to look for the suspect," the police source told Insider, adding, "The NYPD won't stop until he is in custody."

The shooting is yet another reminded of the uptick in violent crimes taking place on the NYC subway system.

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