Kills are rare on in the city buses and metro. Three people were killed in transit system is year in comparison with four at this time last yearaccording to the latest police statistics.
serious crime crime on buses and metro just 2 percent of general city crime. But this is at the same level as before the pandemic, although the passenger traffic is 40 people. percent below. And sequence of good visibility, random terrorist attacks, including mass shootings on N train and pushing death of young woman in times square station in January, warmed up the feeling of chaos and lawlessness in a system irreplaceable in life and economy of in city.
Sunday afternoon train on in which the shooting took place was still stopped in Canal Street station. Three uniformed police officers guarded the area. last car which was divided with yellow police tape stretched between the railings.
social media users described seeing gunshots and people Run off train after morning shooting.
Matthew Chavan, 32 of Brooklyn, said he on the train was heading for brunch with companion when he stopped at Canal Street. He was sitting in the third car front of train when he noticed that people receiving off the train suddenly stopped. There were screams and people started running for the exits, he said.
car he was in started clear out and he and his companion ran up to street.
“We were asked what was going on and my answer was people not run for No reason,” he said.
C. Arseno Rivera, 30, writer, said she on a train bound for Pennsylvania Station, where she planned to transfer on her way to friend baby shower in New Jersey.
According to her, when the train entered Canal Street, the tension in in air. She was sitting in front of train when several people there is up and moved.
She realized that something wrong when several people started serving off a train. Rumors of a gun the sight reached her car as people stood in shooting at the door with their phones.