New York subway: shooting leaves at least 13 injured

A shooting on the subway in New York

A shooting on the subway in New York left several injured this Tuesday morning and authorities are investigating the incident, according to local media.

The newspaper The New York Times reports that several people were shot on a subway platform in the Brooklyn district and that there is smoke inside, according to police sources. In addition, the authorities point to unexploded explosives in the subway station.

The New York Police Department tweeted: “Due to investigation, please avoid 36th Street area and 4th Avenue area in Brooklyn. Please expect emergency vehicles and delays in the vicinity.”

Authorities said they responded to a smoke condition call at the subway station at approximately 8:27 a.m. m local time. Upon arriving at the scene, the New York Police Department said “there are no active explosive devices” in relation to the people injured in the subway station.

“At 8:27 a.m. police responded to a 911 call for an injured person on the subway” in Brooklyn, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

The fire department gave the number of injuries and ABC News quoted police sources as reporting that at least 13 people were shot.

Multiple law enforcement sources told CNN that multiple people were injured by what appear to be gunshots at the scene.

New York police said a preliminary report said the attacker, believed to be a man, was possibly wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest and fled the scene to an unknown location.