TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — A man was shot in the leg inside the Times Square subway station Monday afternoon, prompting a large police response in the area around the iconic tourist spot for the second time in a matter of hours.
FDNY EMS personnel were called to the scene at Seventh Avenue and 40th Street just before 12:15 p.m., officials said.
Police said the victim, a man in his 30s, was shot in the right leg on the southbound platform for the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 trains. The NYPD initially said he was shot on street level and ran into the station, but later clarified the shooting happened inside the subway system.
The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.
“NYPD officers are on-scene, both street-level and below-ground at the Times Square subway station as we investigate a person with a gunshot wound to the leg. The public should expect to see numerous emergency personnel in the area,” the NYPD Transit unit said in a tweet.
Earlier on Monday, a woman was shoved off the subway platform located across from where the shooting took place, police said.
An unidentified woman pushed the victim just after 8 a.m., causing her to slam into the side of a northbound No. 1 train as it entered the station at the platform of the Nos. 1, 2, and 3 lines. Investigators believe the incident was unprovoked, per the NYPD.
The victim did not fall onto the subway tracks, police said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries to her face.
No arrests were made, as of Monday afternoon.
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