The mass shooting left New Yorkers shook and is the latest in a series of violent crimes that has left people fearing for their safety when on the subway.
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.
One news anchor referred to the shooter, based on the police description of his appearance and height, as a "short man with a shorter fuse."
On TikTok, one person shared a clip of the news segment in question. They captioned the post, "Not making light of the situation but The whole city clowning on him for his height 😭 Stay Safe out there my fellowBrooklyners/ New Yorkers 🙏🏼💗."
Not making light of the situation but The whole city clowning on him for his height 😭 Stay Safe out there my fellowBrooklyners/ New Yorkers 🙏🏼💗 #newyork #abc7 #nyc #brooklyn #subway #abcnewslive #abcnews #ScreamItOut
"He really said that on the 6 O'clock news," read the text overlay on the video. "My mans did not hold back."
"The cops are looking for a short man with apparently with a very short fuse," the anchor could be heard saying.
In the comments, people reacted to the news segment.
"It's a good joke....a great joke even," wrote one person.