LA increases patrols in wake of NYC subway shooting
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday announced it will be increasing patrols around the city following a shooting at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York.
Photo: LASD Transit
Additionally, the LASD Transit Services Bureau said it is also working with local agencies in response.
Officials said the gunfire injured more than a dozen people in the attack at the 36th Street station in the borough’s Sunset Park neighborhood. As of Tuesday night, five of the shooting victims are being treated for critical condition.
As of late Tuesday night, NYPD is in search of the person of interest, later identified as 62-year-old Frank James. While he's not identified as a suspect, police are looking to get a hold of James.
Emergency vehicles and the New York Police Department crowd the streets after several people were injured during a rush-hour shooting at a subway station in the New York borough of Brooklyn on April 12, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Imag
Investigators believe the suspect deployed a smoke device before opening fire, one of the law enforcement officials said. Investigators are examining whether the suspect may have used that device in an effort to distract people before shooting, the official said.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Police and emergency responders gather at the site of a reported shooting of multiple people outside of the 36 St subway station on April 12, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. According to authorities, mult
Fire and police officials were investigating reports that there had been an explosion, but the police department tweeted that there were "no active explosive devices at this time." Multiple smoke devices were found on the scene, said mayoral spokesperson Fabien Levy, who confirmed the initial shooting injury count.
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No MTA workers were physically hurt, according to a statement from the Transport Workers Union Local 100.
Members of the New York Police Department patrol the streets after at least 13 people were injured during a rush-hour shooting at a subway station in the New York borough of Brooklyn on April 12, 2022. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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