New York City police seek gunman in subway shooting that injured one

<span>Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock</span>
Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

New York City police are searching for a gunman who shot a man on a subway in the Chinatown neighborhood.

The victim, 34, was shot early Saturday morning shortly after 1am while riding the train on the N line, reported the New York Times.

The man was shot in the torso after a dispute on the train, said police. The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Police have not found the suspect or a woman who was with him during the shooting.

Passengers who reported hearing two gunshots described trying to find safety while still on the subway.

“When we were all huddled in a corner, we honestly weren’t sure what we were going to do. We were staring at where the gunshots came from and weren’t sure what the person’s next move was gonna be,” said Fahmi Monsur to ABC 7 New York.

The shooting came less than 24 hours after New York mayor Eric Adams and New York governor Kathy Hochul announced in a Friday news conference that crime in the city’s subway system had fallen 16% from 25 October to 22 January, reported the Times.

The two credited the decline to a sharp increase in police presence throughout the subway system. But officials have not provided evidence that supports the correlation.

The increased police presence has also cost the city $2om each month in police overtime, reported Bloomberg News.

This shooting comes after two high-profile New York subway shootings last year.

In April, 20 people sustained injuries, including 10 with gunshot wounds, after a gunman opened fire on a subway car. Just over a month later, a man was fatally shot in a random attack while riding the train.