New York shooting: several people reported injured in lower Manhattan

31 Oct

Police in New York are investigating reports that several people have been shot in lower Manhattan.

There were also unconfirmed reports that several cyclists were run over by a vehicle, thought to be a white truck. One witness said a school bus had been damaged.

Police advised people to avoid the West Side Highway area of the city in lower Manhattan.

One person is in custody and police said they were not looking for any other suspects.

“A car just ran over 2 people and then crashed into a school bus,” one person at the scene tweeted. 

One witness told the Telegraph: “Heard 5 shots and went over to window and saw people running around. Police and ambulance already at scene.

Asked where the shots came from, the witness said: “I didn’t see who but I saw police running around with guns drawn.”

 The incident happened in the area of Chambers and West Streets in the TriBeCa neighbourhood, close to the 9/11 memorial.

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