Man fatally shot aboard subway train in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

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Monday, January 15, 2024
Deadly subway shooting on moving subway in Crown Heights
Lucy Yang has the latest developments from Crown Heights.

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man was fatally shot inside a moving subway train in Brooklyn.

Officials say a 45-year-old man was shot in the back and shoulder on Sunday just before 8:30 p.m. He was riding a Manhattan-bound No. 3 train approaching the Franklin Ave-Medgar Evers College Stop at Franklin Avenue.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect fled the scene. Police did not release a description of the gunman.

"Everywhere you go some random terrible thing. We just have to learn to live with it, Would be nice if we had better gun control but that's going to take big shift in politics and that's not about to happen," said Professor Jeff Spinner-Halevim.

The southbound No. 3 train was temporarily held Sunday night at the Franklin Avenue station.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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