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Man shot to death on Manhattan subway


A man was fatally shot Sunday morning on a Lower Manhattan subway train, police said.

The victim, whose name has not been released by police, was shot in the chest around 11:40 a.m. while riding a northbound Q train arriving at Canal Street station, according to the New York Police Department. Officials did not provide information about the events leading up to the shooting.

The fire department said two people were taken to Bellevue Hospital, but did not provide information on their condition.

The assailant fled at street level and was not apprehended, police said about an hour after the shooting.

The shooting took place just under six weeks after a gunman shot 10 people on an R train in Brooklyn, injuring dozens in what officials said was an attack terrorist.

The violence has colored perceptions that the subway is unsafe as the city recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

Social media users described seeing the shots fired and people exiting the train after the late morning shooting.

The shooting prompted transit officials to reroute the N and Q trains while police investigate the shooting. Authorities advised passengers to expect delays on the E, N, Q and R lines in both directions as the trains shared local tracks.

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