A man died after being gunned down on a New York City subway on Sunday, just a month after 10 people were shot and more injured on a subway.
New York Police Chief Kenneth Corey said at a news conference that police were called to the Canal Street train station at about 11:50 a.m. ET, in response to reports that a person had been shot.
Officers found a 48-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the torso, Corey said. The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he died, he added.
He was later identified as Daniel Enriquez, 48, of Brooklyn.
Corey said the man had been in the last car on a Q train to Manhattan when the shooting happened. A person pacing the car pulled out a gun and shot Enriquez with what appeared to be no provocation, witnesses told officials.
The police are watching the security video. Corey said the person is described as “a dark-skinned man who was heavily built with a beard,” adding, “He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and white sneakers.”
New York City Transit President Richard Davey offered his condolences to the victim’s family.
“Obviously, we extend our sincere condolences to the victim’s family,” Davey said, “and to those who were on the train who witnessed this tragic event.”
The recent crime on the subway has put New Yorkers on edge. A man fired smoke grenades into a train in Brooklyn and… shot 10 people last month.
Thirteen people were injured in the shooting last month when the gunman, who was wearing a gas mask, threw two smoke cans and then opened fire aboard a car of the N train as it approached Brooklyn’s 36th Street Station during the morning rush hour, it said. the authorities. †
New York police arrested Frank R. James, 62, last month as a suspect in the rush hour attack.
Corey said more officers were patrolling train stations in response to a question about people who may be nervous about riding the train amid the shootings.
He said he hopes anyone with information about the shooter will come forward and help officers catch the assailant, who is still at large.
Marlene Lenthang and The Associated Press contributed†