Amtrak Worker Shoots Supervisor at NYC Train Yard, Kills Self in SUV: Police - NBC New York

Amtrak Worker Shoots Supervisor at NYC Train Yard, Kills Self in SUV: Police

Amtrak said one of its employees was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries and that the NYPD had secured the scene

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    Amtrak Worker Shoots Boss at NYC Yard, Kills Self in SUV

    An Amtrak worker killed himself in a Cadillac SUV after shooting his supervisor at the railroad's Sunnyside Yard in Queens and fleeing the scene Thursday, officials say. The 53-year-old victim was hospitalized in serious but stable condition after the workplace shooting around 8 a.m. Chopper 4 showed a white pickup truck cordoned off on an overpass near the yard, its driver's side window shattered. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Thursday, March 28, 2019)

    What to Know

    • An Amtrak supervisor was shot at the railroad's Sunnyside Yard in Queens Thursday; the gunman then fled, prompting a manhunt

    • Heavily armed officers with shields and tactical gear were later seen cautiously surrounding a black Cadillac in a Rite Aid parking lot

    • A man, the suspected shooter, was pulled from the vehicle and died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, investigators say

    An Amtrak worker killed himself in a Cadillac SUV after shooting his supervisor at the railroad's Sunnyside Yard in Queens and fleeing the scene Thursday, officials say.

    The 53-year-old victim was hospitalized in serious but stable condition after the workplace shooting around 8 a.m. Chopper 4 showed a white pickup truck cordoned off on an overpass near the yard, its driver's side window shattered.

    The suspect, who was 48 but whose name has not been released, fled the scene, sparking a wild manhunt before authorities found him dead in the parking lot of a Rite Aid about a mile from the initial crime scene.

    About 90 minutes after the shooting, Chopper 4 showed heavily armed officers with shields and tactical gear cautiously surrounding a black Cadillac in the retailer's parking lot. A man was seen removed from the SUV on a stretcher. Investigators say a gun was recovered from inside the SUV.

    Cops Swarm Cadillac After Shooting at NYC Amtrak Yard

    [NY] Cops Swarm Cadillac After Shooting at NYC Amtrak Yard
    An employee was shot in the leg at Amtrak's Sunnyside Yard in Queens; the gunman then fled, prompting a manhunt. Rana Novini reports.
    (Published Thursday, March 28, 2019)

    Authorities say some sort of argument sparked the shooting, but the nature of the dispute wasn't clear. It also wasn't known how many shots were fired.

    Amtrak confirmed the basic details of the shooting in a statement and said the NYPD had secured the area. Train service was not affected.

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