There are unconfirmed reports of gunfire and multiple people injured in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca in New York City, following an incident near Stuyvesant High School. New York police report that a suspect is in custody.
A truck reportedly ran over some pedestrians and bicyclists, which was followed by gunfire.
Four individuals have apparently been killed and other individuals harmed after a man opened fire in Manhattan, New York City.
Police have prompted individuals to stay away from the area around Chambers Street and West St, which is only a couple of blocks to the north-east of the 9/11 Memorial site.
One witness has told the Telegraph: “Heard five shots and headed toward window and saw individuals circling. Police and emergency vehicle as of now at scene.”
Tuesday afternoon on Twitter, a user posted an image of a person lying on the ground near the scene of an incident near West & Chambers Streets in Manhattan.
The driver exited the vehicle with what appeared to be a gun and was shot by police, the sources added. The individual is in police custody and is being taken to the hospital for treatment.
No others are being sought, the NYPD said. Police said to expect “many emergency personnel” in the area of Chambers Street and West Street on the lower west side of Manhattan.
The source said police are considering terrorism as part of the investigation.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the incident in downtown Manhattan, the mayor’s press office said in a tweet.
Witnesses saw a truck hit several people, the Associated Press reported. An AP photographer reported seeing two motionless bodies covered with tarps.
The gunman, who is in police custody, shot at least six people at West Street and Chambers Street, which is near Stuyvesant High School, at 3:15 p.m.
“What happened was there was a car crash… he came out of one of the cars. He had two guns. He was running around Chambers and somebody started to chase him,” a 14-year-old student at the nearby Stuyvesant High School told the Post. “I heard four to six gunshots – everybody starts running.”
New York City Police say one person is in custody and they aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.