New York politicians Tuesday expressed horror over a brutal shooting attack in a Brooklyn subway that left at least 16 people injured during peak commute hours.
“My heart is broken for the Sunset Park community. I’m praying for all those who are injured, their loved ones, and the first responders on the ground today. Please keep them — and our community — in your hearts,” Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., tweeted Tuesday.
The shooting appeared to have happened in her district. Velazquez said her office is gathering information on the situation Tuesday. An NYPD spokesperson told Fox News that the shooting took place at the 36th St. station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, around 8: 30 a.m. ET. The suspect is still at large.
FDNY told Fox News that firefighters responded to a call for smoke in the D-N-R lines. Upon arrival, units discovered multiple people shot and several undetonated devices at the same location. It continues to be an active scene.
“We are praying for the safety of those involved along with our first responders on scene as we await more information,” Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., also said. Her district also covers part of Brooklyn. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who lives in Brooklyn when he is not in Washington, D.C., said he’s praying for the victims of the shooting and thanked the first responders.