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  • At approximately 08:24 local time, a shooting occurred on a subway train inside the 36th Street Station (Sunset Park neighborhood) in Brooklyn, New York.

  • As the northbound N train entered the station, a lone assailant donned a gas mask before deploying a smoke grenade and opening fire.

  • 10 people were shot on the train and platform. Five of those shot are in critical but stable condition – no victims are in life-threatening condition. An additional six people were injured by smoke inhalation, shrapnel, and in the chaos following the attack.

  • A manhunt is ongoing for the assailant, who escaped and remains unidentified. Police found a weapon in the station but it is unknown if the suspect is still armed.  

  • The incident is not being investigated as a terror attack, and no explosive devices remain at the scene or in the rest of the subway system. 

  • Authorities have advised the public to avoid the area between 3rd Ave and 5th Ave from 20th St to 40th St due to the ongoing police response.

  • Subway service on D, N, and R trains in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan are suspended and major delays on D, F, M, N, Q, and R trains are expected.

  • While the subject is still at large, the incident appears to be isolated.

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