The New York Post reports that a 48-year-old Goldman Sachs employee was killed in a seemingly random shooting that took place on a New York City subway on Sunday.
The incident took place in Manhattan just before 12:00 p.m. At the time, the victim was heading to brunch.
On Sunday morning, both the victim and the shooter were riding in the last car of the northbound Q train. Around 11:42 a.m. the shooter pulled out a gun and shot the Goldman Sachs employee dead.
NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey has provided witness accounts of what happened. Corey said:
According to witnesses, the suspect was walking back and forth in the same train car and, without provocation, pulled out a gun and fired at the victim at close range as the trains [were] crossing the Manhattan Bridge.
First responders did everything they could to revive the victim, but, the injuries proved too severe. The victim ended up being taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The victim has since been identified as 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez. He was a Goldman Sachs employee who lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It was his sister who revealed that Enriquez was on the train heading to brunch when he was killed.
What we know:
The shooter has yet to be captured. He fled the scene when the train pulled up to the Canal Street station.
Corey has described the shooter as a dark-skinned, heavyset man with a beard. The suspect is also said to have been wearing a gray “Aeropostale” hoodie at the time of the shooting.
As for what motivated this individual to shoot Enriquez, police don’t know. Corey says that the shooter and the victim did not know each other. Another police officer described the attack as “completely random.”
Enriquez was the only person injured in the shooting.
The unfortunate fact is that these “completely random” attacks are on the rise in New York City. The city, in recent months, in fact, has seen a number of subway attacks, in particular.
So far, there have been four transit homicides this year.