MANHATTAN (PIX11) — A subway rider was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest as he rode a Q train in Manhattan on Sunday morning, police said.
Daniel Enriquez, 48, was shot around 11:40 a.m. while on the train near the Canal Street subway station, police said. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The gunman and the victim were in the last car of the train, police said. Witnesses said the shooter paced in the car and then, without provocation, pulled out a gun and fired at Enriquez at close range as the train crossed the Manhattan Bridge.
The shooter got off the train at the Canal Street station. Investigators are reviewing MTA security video from the station.
No arrests have been made. Police said the shooter was heavy set and had a beard. He was last seen wearing a dark colored, hooded sweatshirt. The shooter also wore grey sweatpants and white sneakers.
Sunday’s deadly shooting comes just over a month after a man allegedly shot 10 people on a train in Brooklyn. The NYPD ramped up security on the subway in the wake of the Brooklyn shooting incident. Mayor Eric Adams, a former transit cop himself, has said he wants to make sure police are patrolling the subway system.
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