No motive, no suspect after gunman throws smoke bombs and opens fire in subway train

A gunman in a gas mask and a green construction vest set off a device that poured smoke into a crowded northbound N train in Brooklyn before opening fire early Tuesday, shooting 10 people and injuring six others, police sources said, according to the New York Daily News.

The gunman remained at large. Cops were looking for a U-Haul van with Arizona license plate number AL31408 that is believed to be connected to the shooter, according to an alert sent out to all NYPD officers.

“Take extreme precaution when stopping vehicle,” the NYPD warned its members.

The mayhem began just before 8:30 a.m. on the N/R line going through Sunset Park. The suspect was sitting quietly in the train’s second car before he “donned a gas mask,” NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

“He then took a cannister out of his bag and opened it. The train at that time filled with smoke,” Sewell said. “He then opened fire hitting multiple people in the train and in the station.”

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