Man Shot and Killed on Q Train at Canal Street in Unprovoked Attack

Posted on: May 23rd, 2022 at 5:02 am by

A straphanger was shot and killed Sunday morning on a Q train just off the Manhattan Bridge in what investigators are calling an unprovoked attack.

The 48-year-old victim, whose name is not released, was shot in the chest around 11:40am yesterday while riding a northbound Q train that was pulling into the Canal Street station, according to the NYPD.

Kenneth Corey, chief of police, said there was no interaction between the victim and his attacker before the incident, which occurred on the last car of the train.

“According to witnesses, the suspect was walking back and forth in the same train car, and, without provocation, pulled out a gun and fired it at the victim at close range as the train was crossing the Manhattan Bridge,” Chief Corey said in a statement yesterday.

Police officers reportedly attempted to resuscitate the man before paramedics arrived, but he died upon arrival at Bellevue Hospital, according to the New York Times. No one else was injured.

The gunman fled up to street level after the train pulled into Canal Street station, and has not been caught, cops said. He is described as a dark-skinned man, heavyset with a beard, wearing a dark sweatshirt, an orange T-shirt, gray sweatpants and white sneakers.

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