BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — An MTA worker grazed by a bullet in Brownsville Tuesday night is still recovering at a local hospital after the latest incident in a wave of crime in Brooklyn.
“The common denominator: gangs and violence and usually guns," NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermont Shea said.
Two groups were fighting each other on the southbound 3 train when that fight spilled out onto an elevated platform.
One person in the group, thought to be a teenager, pulled out a gun and fired, accidentally striking the MTA worker, an innocent bystander.
Police sources have identified the worker as 47-year-old Carlo Thorne.
His mother told PIX11 the family is doing fine but declined to comment further.
“It’s a horrible thing,” said Richard Clinton, a commuter. “Very nerve wrecking.”
This was the first shooting on a train in three years, transit officials said.