Brooklyn shooting: police search for suspect after more than 20 injured
Authorities identify person of interest in subway attack as Biden says ‘we’re not letting up until we find the perpetrator’
A gunman wearing a gas mask filled a crowded New York subway car with thick black smoke from a canister and opened fire on morning rush-hour passengers, injuring more than 20, including 10 with gunshot wounds.
A manhunt was under way on Tuesday after the shooter fled the scene.
A 9mm semi-automatic handgun and extended magazines, a hatchet, a black garbage can, detonated and undetonated smoke grenades and a key to a U-Haul van were also found at the scene, authorities said.
Officers located the vehicle, which will be examined by a bomb squad.
Injured passengers suffered from bullet wounds, smoke inhalation and the physical effects of panic. Nobody was reported to be in life-threatening condition.
Joe Biden said on Tuesday afternoon: “We’re not letting up until we find the perpetrator.
He thanked professional first responders and civilians who rushed to help their fellow travelers amid the panic.