Police looking for gunman behind double subway shooting in Brooklyn

The suspect shot the two victims aboard a Brooklyn C subway on Tuesday.
The suspect shot the two victims aboard a Brooklyn C train on Tuesday.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for the man who shot two straphangers aboard a Brooklyn subway on Tuesday. 

According to the investigation, the incident occurred on a C train while approaching the Ralph Avenue station in Bedford-Stuyvesant at around 5:40 p.m, when the suspect engaged a 17-year-old in a verbal argument. 

As the fight escalated the suspect brandished a black firearm and let off multiple rounds — striking the teen in the hand, and hitting a 57-year-old male bystander in the left ankle.

The gunman quickly hopped off the subway, and ran off.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed both victims to a nearby hospital in stable condition, where they recovered from their injuries. 

No arrests have yet been made, and the investigation remains ongoing, according to police.

So far this year, the NYPD has recorded 1,051 gunshot victims on the streets of the five boroughs, including 256 victims in Brooklyn. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.