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New York attack mapped: ‘Stay away’ – Gunman opens fire in New York subway station

Multiple people have been shot in a New York subway station, law enforcement services have confirmed. The shooting took place at 36th Street underground station during the morning rush hour, with preliminary reports saying 13 people have been injured.

Fire personnel responded to reports of smoke at around 8:30am at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park area in Brooklyn.

They found multiple people shot and undetonated devices.

A man was spotted throwing a device in the subway station and then opened fire, law enforcement sources have confirmed to NBC New York.

A spokesman for Mayor Eric Adams called on New Yorkers “to stay away from this area for their safety and so that first responders can help those in need and investigate”.

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The incident happened on a subway line that runs through south Brooklyn in a neighborhood about a 15-minute train ride to Manhattan.

Businesses and schools in the vicinity have been locked down.

A bystander video shows people lying on the subway platform in what appears to be small puddles of blood, as a loudspeaker announcement beckoned everyone on the platform to board a train.

Footage from the area also shows a large law enforcement presence around the subway station, including heavily armed officers and emergency vehicles.

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