NYC Subway Shooter's Gun Jammed During Attack: Report

Source: @angry_yeti / TMX

Apr. 12 2022, Published 3:13 p.m. ET

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The shooting on a New York City subway could have been worse if the gun used in the attack hadn’t jammed.

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Sources told CNN that they believe the gun used by the suspect to shoot and injure 10 people on a Brooklyn subway jammed. Officials told the outlet that they recovered a gun and multiple high-capacity magazines at the scene.

If the gun jammed, it likely saved lives, or at least further injury, after the gunman opened fire inside the car.

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The gunman hasn’t been found and a massive manhunt is underway in New York City. The suspect is described as a Black man who was 5-feet-5-inches tall. He had a heavy build and wore a gas mask and a construction vest.

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The shooting started on a trail after the suspect though a gas canister and ended at the 36th station in Brooklyn. Officials said 16 total people were injured, and 10 were shot. None of the injuries are expected to be life-threatening.

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Videos and photos posted to social media showed a bloody mess along the platform as people escaped the shooting or tended to the wounded.

Police have not determined a motive for the shooting.



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