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A man is shot dead on a New York subway train; suspect at large | News

NEW YORK – An unknown person shot dead another passenger of a New York subway train that was moving on Sunday morning.

The shooting took place on train Q, which was traveling across Manhattan Bridge, around 11:40 a.m., a time of day when subway cars were often filled with families, tourists and people heading for Sunday brunch.

Witnesses told police that an armed man was walking on the last car of the train, “without provocation took out a gun and shot him in the victim at close range,” – said NYPD chief Kenneth Corey.

The 48-year-old victim died at the hospital and was later identified by police as Daniel Enriquez of Brooklyn.

The shooter fled after the train arrived at Canal Street Station in Manhattan. Police viewed a security video to try to identify him. At a briefing, Cory told reporters that while the circumstances are still being clarified, witnesses cannot recall any previous interactions between the gunman and the man he shot.

According to police, one 9 mm cartridge case was found at the scene.

The shooting came at a time when New Yorkers’ faith in the safety of the subway system was shattered.

Last month, a man opened fire on a Brooklyn subway train, scattering random shots that 10 people were injured. The man accused of the attack, Frank James, has posted dozens of videos online about race, violence and his fight against mental illness.

In January, the man died of schizophrenia pushed the woman in front of the subway train. He was later declared mentally unfit for trial.

Since taking office on January 1, Democrat Mayor Eric Adams has launched a crackdown on violent crimes the main focus his administration.

The former New York City police captain rode the subway to City Hall on his first day as mayor. He is later said he did not feel safe on a train, confronted by a shouting passenger and several homeless people, and said the city needed to fight “real crime” and “crime perception”.

Most of the violence the city has experienced in recent months has taken place not in the subway but in neighborhoods, especially in colored communities. But attacks on the subway, a vital network that millions of New Yorkers are counting on, are approaching public perception of security.

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