Brooklyn Subway Shooting Leaves Two Dozen Injured


Kylie McAllister, Editor-in-Chief

Rush hour in a New York subway station is scary enough as is, but this Tuesday it was many times scarier when a gunman threw two smoke grenades into a crowded subway and opened fire on the crowd. The attack did not kill anyone but left 29 people injured.

According to authorities, the gunman opened fire using a Glock 17 9mm semi-handgun, which he left behind after directly shooting 10 people. Not only did the gunman leave behind his gun, he left behind enough evidence to lead police right back to him. After searching the subway car, police also found two more undetonated smoke grenades, a hatchet, gasoline, fireworks, and a key to a U-Haul Van. Tracing back the key officers were able to identify the main gunman suspect, Frank James. James is 62 and has addresses in both Wisconsin and Philadelphia. The U-Haul van was rented from a Philadelphia location and has been found and cleared by NYPD Bomb Squad. It will be transferred to a forensic investigation location to hopefully aid in the investigation.

NYPD is asking the community for help in hopes of locating Frank James. They released a public statement this morning saying:

They have also warned New Yorkers to be vigilant as the suspect is still on the loose. He is unpredictable and a has formerly released a series of rambling videos on YouTube where he mentions violence and mass shootings, New York, homelessness, and the New York Mayor Eric Adams. He also had videos, posted as recent as last week, where he talks about racism in the church and says many misogynistic and racist things. He also mentions leaving his home in Milwaukee and he said it was triggering “negative thoughts” and also said he had a severe case of PTSD. He also said that New York had failed him during a mental health crisis in the “90s, 80s, and 70s.” The suspect still remains at large, but US Marshals have joined the search in hopes of locating him soon.