Manhunt In Hudson Valley For New York City Shooter, Large Reward
Officials in the Hudson Valley are on high alert as authorities search New York State for a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting. A large reward is being offered.
There's now a $50,000 reward to find a man police say is a person of interest in the New York subway shooting.
Shooting at Brooklyn Subway
Authorities believe a man fired as many as 33 shots during the commuter rush Tuesday morning in a subway station in Brooklyn. The shooter put on a gas mask and released smoke bombs before firing off 33 shots inside the crowded subway.
It's believed the shooter could have fired more if the gun didn't potentially jam, officials say.
10 People Hit By Gunfire in New York
Ten people were struck by gunfire. Five remain in critical condition, though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, officials say. Nearly 30 were injured fleeing the scene.
Police say they found a weapon and a bag containing smoke canisters and fireworks at the scene.
Person of Interest in Brooklyn Shooting
Authorities are asking for people in finding 62-year-old Frank James. Police have identified him as a person of interest.
"This is Frank James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call @NYPDTips at 1-800-577-TIPS.This is Frank James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call @NYPDTips at 1-800-577-TIPS," NYPD Crime Stoppers stated.
James is described as being a 5'5" black man with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie & a green construction vest.
Large Reward Offered
Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information regarding the shooting.
It's believed James rented a U-Haul in Philadelphia and drove it to New York City. The keys to the van were found at the subway station.
The U-Haul was later found on Kings Highway.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams confirmed Wednesday morning the manhunt for James continues.
Hudson Valley Officials High Alert Following The Shooting
"We treat today's attack in Brooklyn with complete and urgent seriousness," Westchester County Executive George Latimer stated. "Westchester County Police are deploying additional officers to railroads stations and other transit hubs. County officers will join other police departments at local stations and other public transit hubs."