New York politicians took to social media as police searched for a man who opened fire on a subway train during the Tuesday morning commute in Brooklyn.
At least 10 people were reported shot and multiple others were injured. The suspected gunman, who officials say was wearing a gas mask construction vest, remains on the loose.
The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in Sunset Park.
As news of the shooting began to spread, senators, representatives, and political figures sent their thoughts and prayers to those affected.
Brooklyn Subway Shooting
In an unrelated press conference Tuesday, President Joe Biden thanked first responders.
"My wife, Jill, and I are praying for those injured and all those touched by that trauma," Biden said. "We're grateful for all the first responders who jumped to action, including the civilians -- civilians who didn't hesitate to help their fellow passengers."
Biden said his team was in touch with Mayor Eric Adams, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and other departments. Additionally, he said, the Department of Justice and FBI are working closely with the NYPD on the ground.
"We're going to continue to be in close contact with the New York authorities as we learn more in the coming hours and days," he said.
Adams, who is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19, posted a video message on Twitter, saying in part, "we will not allow New Yorkers to be terrorized by a single individual."
He went on to urge anyone who has information related to the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
In a separate press conference, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said the increasing violence in New York must stop.
"We say no more," Hochul demanded. No more mass shootings. No more disrupting lives. No more creating heartbreak for people just trying to live their lives as normal New Yorkers."
While some took to the podium, others took to social media.
“I'm closely monitoring the situation this morning at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park in our beloved Brooklyn,” New York Sen. Chuck Schumer tweeted. “I'm praying for all the victims, their families, all those impacted.”
Rep. Jerry Nadler, who serves parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan, said he was “horrified” by the attack.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, and other politicians who serve the New York state said they were closely monitoring the shooting and thanked the first responders on scene.
In one video posted on social media, passengers screamed while scrambled to exit the train where the shooting reportedly occurred as smoke began to fill the subway station.
Law enforcement officials say a man set off some sort of smoke device inside a train car before opening fire.
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