Person of Interest Identified in New York City Subway Shooting
More details on the New York City subway shooting have surfaced and a suspect has been identified. New York City authorities identified Frank R. James as a person of interest in connection to the shooting yesterday. Officers say James has addresses in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and his possible ties to New York were unclear. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information regarding the shooting. Mayor Eric Adams’ press secretary Fabien Levy said James had allegedly made comments about the mayor but did not elaborate. The NYPD is also increasing security for the mayor ‘out of an abundance of caution.’ During the shooting yesterday, an armed suspect donning a gas mask and construction vest set off a smoke canister and fired a handgun 33 times inside a Brooklyn subway train and station around 8:30 a.m. At least 10 people were shot including 7 males and 3 females, 29 people including some children were injured and some suffered injuries from smoke inhalation, falling down or a panic attack. Five people are in critical condition but are expected to survive. A possible motive is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.