At least 10 people shot, shooter at large after attack in Brooklyn subway train, officials say

NEW YORK — At least 10 people were shot and a gunman remains at large after an attack on a Brooklyn subway train left riders in panic Tuesday morning

The shooting occurred before 8:30 a.m. on a Manhattan-bound N train in Brookyn's Sunset Park neighborhood

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at an afternoon news conference.

New York City Fire Department First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said a total of 16 people were injured

including 10 people shot. Five people were in stable but critical condition

Eight of the injured were taken to NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, and all were in stable condition

One minute I was on my phone and the next everyone was running and crying," De La Cruz said.

President Joe Biden was briefed on the situation and the White House has been in touch with Adams and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell

press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted. Mayor Eric Adams, who recently tested positive for COVID-19

The shooting comes as crime in the city's sprawling subway system has ticked up in recent months.

The subways have been a particular focus of Adams's, and the mayor earlier this year released a safety plan in efforts to lower crime.