48-year-old man shot dead in New York subway attack on May 22

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A 48-year-old man, Daniel Enriquez, was fatally shot in the chest by an unidentified gunman while commuting in a New York City subway on May 22, 2022, reported New York Times.

What happened?

According to witnesses, a man was seen walking back and forth in the same train carriage when the vehicle was crossing the Manhattan Bridge.

Unprokoved, he took out a gun and shot Enriquez at close range. Commuters were left horrified.

The train stopped at Canal Street station in Manhattan, and the gunman promptly left the scene as soon as New York City Police Department's (NYPD) officers arrived. Emergency services tried to revive Enriquez but he was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital afterwards.

The assailant promptly left at Canal Street Station (marked with a red pin drop) after shooting Vasquez when the train was crossing the Manhattan Bridge. Screenshot from Google Maps.

The NYPD revealed that the suspect and the victim didn't appear to know each other and had not met prior to the incident according to Reuters.

NYPD chief of department Kenneth Corey said the gunman was still at large.

According to CNN, Corey described the suspect as a "dark-skinned male who is heavyset with a beard" last seen wearing a dark-coloured hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, and white sneakers.

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