Police search for gunman who shot man on subway in Chinatown

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Sunday, January 29, 2023
Man shot on subway in Manhattan after dispute
Passengers reported hearing two gunshots as they scrambled to find safety in the train car. Marcus Solis reports from Chinatown.

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man was shot on a southbound N train near Chinatown early Saturday following a dispute, and the gunman is at large.

Passengers reported hearing two gunshots as they scrambled to find safety in the subway car about 1 a.m. as the train approached the Canal Street station.

"When we were all huddled in a corner, we honestly weren't sure what we were going to do. We were staring at where the gunshots came from and weren't sure what the person's next move was gonna be," Fahmi Monsur said.

Police continue to search for the gunman, who was involved in a dispute with the victim. and authorities said they are looking for other possible suspects.

The wounded passenger was taken to Bellevue Hospital. His condition is unknown, officials said. A second passenger who was injured was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

The incident happened just one day after Mayor Eric Adams touted how much crime has gone down underground. NYC officials are hoping for increased ridership this year.

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