Police have arrested a gunman who allegedly opened fire on pedestrians in New York City Tuesday afternoon.
The attack happened on West Street and Chambers Street in Manhattan at around 3 p.m. At least six people were wounded and at least two more were fatally shot. Before the shooting, the gunman either crashed or intentionally rammed his car into nearby pedestrians.
“What happened was there was a car crash… he came out of one of the cars. He had two guns. He was running around Chambers and somebody started to chase him,” a 14-year-old student at the nearby Stuyvesant High School told the New York Post. “I heard four to six gunshots – everybody starts running.”
Victims were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Photos of the scene show a damaged white pickup truck with Home Depot decals. Witnesses say the truck was steered onto a bike path shortly before the shooting began.
BREAKING: At least 2 dead &multiple others injured after truck ramming in lower Manhattan pic.twitter.com/9Xi2aciW5h— Buster Hyde USMC/Ret (@BusterUSMC) October 31, 2017
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the situation and says there is no active threat in the city.