10 People Were Shot in The NYC Subway

Sixteen people have been injured in a shooting during the morning rush hour at a New York City subway station.

The unidentified attacker detonated a smoke bomb and opened fire at Brooklyn's 36th Street station at 08:30 local time (12:30 GMT).

Images from the scene showed bloodied passengers lying on the floor of the smoke-filled station.

"An individual donned a gas mask, he then opened fire striking multiple people on the subway and on the platform." NYC Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said.

The attacker then fled wearing what Ms Sewell said was a green construction-type vest and a grey sweatshirt.

"This is not being investigated as an act of terrorism at this time," she added.

Ten of those who are being treated for injuries were shot, while others suffered smoke inhalation as well as injuries sustained during the initial panic.

Five people are in a critical but stable condition. None of the injured are believed to be in a life-threatening condition, police said.

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