MTA Worker Struck By Stray Bullet on Subway

posted by Terry Trahim - 

New York City Police are looking for a gunman who opened fire on the subway in Brooklyn, striking an MTA worker with a stray bullet.

There was a fight between two groups of people inside a “3” train just before 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday.  Gunfire erupted as the train pulled into the Sutter Avenue - Rutland Road station in Brownsville.

“One male brandished a gun and fired it, striking the victim, who was an off-duty MTA worker in the arm,” Chief Edward Delatorre said.

The MTA worker was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to be okay.  The gunman fled the scene and remains on the loose.

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help.

“Commuters on the train system have been really good at taking video and coming forward as witnesses for us.  There are many other occupants on the train when this happened so we’re hoping they will come forward and send us some of that video that they may have taken,” Chief Delatorre said.

It’s unclear how the fight on the subway started.  Police are continuing their investigation.


Photo Credit:  Getty Images

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