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Brooklyn subway shooting: How many people were injured?

MULTIPLE people were shot in a Brooklyn subway at about 8.40am on April 12, 2022.

A manhunt is underway for a man who opened fire at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue subway station.

The shooting broke out during the early morning commute and the chief spokesperson for the FDNY said 13 people are confirmed to be injured and were taken to local hospitals.

No further information has been released on the extent of the victims' injuries.

The shooter was seen wearing a gas mask and orange construction vest and the FDNY says they had responded to a call reporting smoke at the station.

Upon their arrival, they found multiple gunshot victims and undetonated devices.

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The former NYPD Chief, Terence Monahan told ABC 4 News that the NYPD and FDNY are working together to find the shooter and will be "scouring every piece of video in this city."

He added, "What I have at this point is a male with an orange construction vest and gas mask who opened some type of gas device and started shooting. Some people jumped onto a connecting train," and he said the NYPD and FDNY are trying to "ascertain where he went."

Monahan said several "undetonated devices were recovered" but they still are unsure of how many are at the scene.

At this time it is an "extremely active investigation" and Monahan said it "looks pretty sinister at this point in time."

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"This is something we always feared in the NYPD," he said. "Someone walking in with a gun into a crowded subway station and opening fire."

Schools in the area are under lockdown and the FDNY is warning commuters to stay away from the area.

There is no further information at this time.

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