MULTIPLE people were hurt after gunfire broke out in a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday morning, and the alleged shooter remains at large, leaving New Yorkers on high alert.
Frank R James, 62, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been identified as a suspect in the investigation after previously being named a person of interest.
NYPD spokesperson Lt Thomas Antonetti told CNN the investigation now allows for James to be referred to as a suspect.
NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig previously said during a press conference: “We are endeavoring to locate him to determine his connection to the subway shooting if any.”
29 people were confirmed to be injured after the shooting in the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Five were in critical condition.
The alleged suspect is a man about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 180 pounds who was wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest, three senior law enforcement officials told NBC.
The shooting occurred on a train at the 36th Street subway station during morning rush hour and NYPD officials continue to investigate after the alleged assailant fled the scene.
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