NEW YORK (Transatlantic Today) – Investigators in New York City are looking for a shooter after a subway commuter was shot dead in an unprovoked attack, according to authorities.
Around 11:45 a.m., the suspect was seen walking inside the last cabin of a Manhattan-bound Q train as it passed the Manhattan Bridge. Witnesses informed police that he drew a handgun and discharged it at a 48-year-old rider at close proximity without provocation, wounding him in the chest, according to NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey.
The suspect escaped as the train arrived at Canal Street, the first Manhattan station on the Q line, according to Corey, who described him as dark-skinned, “heavy-set,” and last spotted wearing gray sweatpants, white sneakers, and a dark-colored sweatshirt. He is still on the loose.
Corey reported that emergency personnel attended the victim on the site. He was sent to Bellevue Hospital and died there later. Daniel Enriquez, according to the NYPD, was the victim.
According to Corey, no one else was hurt in the incident.
According to preliminary findings, the attacker and victim had no prior contact, according to Corey.
Investigators are asking anyone who might have video or images of the incident to forward them to the authorities.
Griselda Vile, Enriquez’s sister, told ABC News that he began playing the piano and guitar during the COVID-19 outbreak, was studying Brazilian Portuguese, and had finished the family’s 400-year genealogy.
He was the son of Mexican immigrants who graduated from New York University with a master’s degree and worked for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, she claimed.
The second subway killing in New York City in recent months occurred on Sunday.
On April 12, ten individuals aboard the N train in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood were shot as it reached the 36th Street station. Frank James, the alleged shooter, is being jailed without bail on counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and carrying out a terror attack against a mass transit system.
Corey stated on Sunday that the NYPD is determined to protect the city’s mass transportation system and that detectives will continue to monitor terminals and trains.