Police are investigating after at least 6 shots were fired on October 4 in busy Downtown Brooklyn, CBS New York reports.
The shooting happened at around 10:30 a.m. on October 4, near 2 MetroTech Center, which is the location of New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.
The school sent out an alert to students in the area telling students and staff that if they are in the area, they should “run, hide or fight,” and that “help [was] on the way.”
At around 11:20 that same morning, NYU campus security sent out another community-wide alert stating the scene was safe again.
NYU Spokesperson John Beckman said nobody was injured and that so far, there is no evidence to suggest the incident was related to NYU, according to the Washington Square News.
A nearby electrician said he heard the whole incident happen from a nearby building.
“There was yelling, it was quick,” Jarrett Richardson said to AMNY.
Shortly after the shooting, a man got slashed in the face at the Jay Street-MetroTech subway station, but police couldn’t immediately say if those incidents were connected, AMNY reported. The victim was brought to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
One NYU student on the scene said the university should increase security personnel in the area from now on.
“I think they should get more safety knowing that it’s right near a university and there’s a school right there,” Arunagiri Ravichandran, a robotics graduate student at NYU, said to AMNY.
“Glad it didn’t happen in front of the school… no one got hurt.”