At 8:26 a.m., The FDNY was called to the scene with reports of smoke inside the station where the D, N, and R lines pass through.
Upon arrival, members of the FDNY found at least five people injured via gunshot wounds.
The police were notified and emergency responders arrived to treat a total of 16 victims with injuries ranging from gunshot wounds to smoke inhalation. As of now, 10 people suffered gunshot wounds, five are currently in "critical but stable condition".
According to Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, the shooting began in a subway car when a person wearing a gas mask opened a canister releasing a smoke bomb, and then began shooting.
FDNY confirmed there were no explosive devices at the scene and the investigation is not being treated an act of terrorism.
What we know about the suspect
Law enforcement officials say they are looking for a 5'5" man with a heavyset built wearing a hooded grey sweatshirt.
At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a gas mask and green construction vest.
As of 12:15 p.m., the gunman is on the loose and considered
"Be very vigilant and alert," Governor Kathy Hochul said during the press conference. Police are asking the public to report any information to crime stoppers.
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