Survivors of the NYC subway shooting have described the terrifying moment a ruthless gunman pulled weapons including an ax and a gun from a duffle bag before opening fire on passengers.
One man said the attacker quipped “oops, my bad”, before reaching into the bag and deploying a gas canister, filling the subway car with smoke, before opening fire on the panicking passengers.
It was a miracle no one was killed during the terrifying ordeal, but ten passengers were hit by the spray of bullets as the gunman fired around 33 shots.
Fitim Gjeloshi, a passenger in the subway car, described the moments leading up to the incident. He said the gunman, who is still at large, was “talking to himself” and Gjeloshi said he thought he might be on drugs:
“I looked him, and I thought to myself he was talking to himself for a while, so I looked at him, and I was like, ‘This guy must be on drugs,” he explained to the New York Post.
“When [the train] was about to hit 36th street, we stopped for 5 minutes. He takes out a gas mask from one of his little luggage[s]. He opened one of his gas tanks, and he said, ‘Oops, my bad’. He pulls out an ax, he drops it, he takes a gun out, he starts shooting.
“One guy gets shot right next to me. He says, “Help! Help!
“I tell some person to help him out, cover the blood for him. I jump over, I bang the door and I kicked it with my leg.”
Another passenger was shot in the back of the knee as he tried to help a pregnant woman get away from the gunman. Read more