Brooklyn subway Shooting: Person of Interest Identified by New York Police
New York Police say they have identified a suspect in the subway shooting that left 10 people wounded in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
A large stockpile of weapons, including pistols, ammunition, a hatchet, gasoline, and a pair of keys to a U-Haul truck, was found at the scene, according to Chief James Essig. It has been determined that the car was rented in Philadelphia by a guy called Frank R. James, who left it in a Brooklyn parking lot.
62-year-old guy, according to Essig, who has “with addresses in Wisconsin and Philadelphia.”
“We are endeavoring to locate him to determine his connection to the subway shooting, if any,” he said.
Essig revealed a number of fresh details regarding the shooting, which occurred just before 8 a.m. locally.
“As that N train was between stations at 59th Street and 36th Street, seated in the second car, in the rear corner was a dark skin male,” Essig said during an evening press conference. “As the train pulled into the station, witness say the man opened up two smoke grenades, brandishes a Glock 9mm handgun he then fired that weapon at least 33 times.”
According to witness testimonies, the shooter wore an orange and green construction-style nylon vest. Investigators have received a wide range of descriptions of the shooter’s height. On top of all that, there was also a surgical mask on him and a fluorescent green construction helmet.
Before opening fire, the gunman allegedly donned a gas mask and detonated smoke canisters before donning his weapon of choice and opening fire on the subway and the platform.
The motivation for the attack is yet unknown, according to officials.
They’re offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to James’s