A straphanger told The Post he encountered the mass shooter who started shooting at a jam-packed metro Tuesday – and was focused on by the muttering crazy person first.
Metro rider Fitim Gjeloshi reviewed how he was on the Manhattan-bound N train not long before 8:30 a.m. in Brooklyn when he saw the suspect sitting in the corner, mumbling to himself.
“I took a gander at him, and I contemplated internally he was conversing with himself for like for some time, so I took a gander at him, and I was like, this person should be on drugs,” Gjeloshi said external the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park in the wake of conversing with cops Tuesday evening.
At the point when the train momentarily halted underground in the wake of leaving the 59th Street station, the suspect out of nowhere whipped out a gas veil, Gjeloshi said.
“When [the train] was going to hit 36th Street, we halted for 5 minutes. He takes out a gas veil from one of his little luggage[s],”
the observer said.
“He opened one of his fuel tanks, and he said, ‘Oh no, my terrible.’ He takes out a hatchet, he drops it, he takes a firearm out, he begins firing.”
The rider guaranteed that the suspect shot at him first, yet he figured out how to avoid the disaster and arise solid.
“One person has chance right close to me. According to he, ‘Help! Help’ “
“I let some know individual to take care of him, cover the blood for him. I get around, I bang the entryway and I kicked it with my leg,”
When the train maneuvered into the 36th Street station, the vehicle was covered with injured New Yorkers draining from the suspect’s flood of shots.
Taking all things together, 10 individuals were shot and another 19 injured, authorities said. Phenomenally, nobody experienced dangerous wounds.
Policing said the suspect’s 9mm Glock obviously stuck in the midst of the carnage, forestalling more setbacks.
“I lucked out with it. … It was insane, man,”
Gjeloshi said, adding he was
The unidentified suspect is still on the lam.
Anybody with data on the shooting ought to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or sign onto the CrimeStoppers site.