Who Is The Penn Station Shooter? Several People Were Injured During The Incident
The New York City Police Department are currently searching for a suspect in a shooting near Penn Station in Manhattan that left one person dead and two injured. According to Fox News, the shooting occurred around rush hour on Monday morning after the gunman and victims spoke at a McDonald's near Eighth Avenue and 35th Street. Following the verbal incident, Fox News reports, the suspect followed the three men into the Penn Station subway station and opened fire near the bottom of the stairs. But who is the Penn Station shooter? According to authorities, the suspect was a heavy-set male wearing a black hoodie and may have known the victims through a nearby methadone clinic.
Just after 6 a.m. on Monday, the suspect approached three men who were having coffee at the McDonald's. After a brief exchange, the gunman followed the three men out of the restaurant and shot them with a 9mm pistol at the bottom of the nearby Penn Station subway entrance.
Angel Quinones, 43, died from a gunshot wound to the head while William Lamboy, 45, was shot in the neck and torso, and Eddy Torres, 46, was shot in the leg. The two injured men were rushed to Bellevue Hospital as police searched for a silver vehicle that they believe was connected to the shooting. The New York Post reported eyewitnesses seeing as many as three men flee the scene, heading north on Eighth Avenue.
According to multiple patients at the nearby West Midtown Medical Group methadone clinic who spoke to law enforcement, the three victims were also patients there. As The New York Times reported in July, the McDonald's at 490 Eighth Avenue has become a frequent meeting spot for patients and attendants of local drug treatment centers. Though police are interviewing other patients following the shooting, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters that the shooting "doesn't look like it has anything to do with the methadone clinic."
Authorities have closed off 35th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and taped off several subway entrances, but as of press time, service for the A, C, and E lines have not been disrupted.
This is a developing story...