AT LEAST SIX people have been killed in Lower Manhattan after a gunman fired from his truck, NYPD sources said.
The New York Post reports that the gunman, who is in police custody, shot at least SIX people at West Street and Chambers Street, which is near a High School, at 3:15 p.m. Eastern time.
According to WNBC, 15 have been injured and 6 people have been killed.
“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,” said a 14-year-old Stuyvesant student. “I heard four to six gunshots – everybody starts running.”
Witnesses told WNBC that they saw the driver running around with the apparent guns.
He was then shot by police, according to sources. He’s in custody, police say.
Students from the top-ranked Stuyvesant High School and other witnesses in the area tweeted that they’d heard gunshots. A message has been left with the Department of Education.
A large number of police vehicles could be seen near West Street and Chambers Street in Tribeca, which is near a community college, Stuyvesant High School, and a few blocks north of the National Sept. 11 Memorial.
According to audio recorded by the service Broadcastify, the NYPD cleared the area around the truck to bring in bomb squads shortly after the violent episode.
“Box truck on Chambers and West, we need that area cleared,” said one officer. “We need everybody away from that truck.”
Source: 6 Dead After Truck Driver Mows Down Pedestrians in Lower Manhattan: Sources – NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Gunshots-Fired-Lower-Manhattan-Tribeca-454316613.html#ixzz4x7UqTVaP
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Police shut down the FDR Drive to rush victims to local Bellevue Hospital.
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