(NY) Multiple people were killed near Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon in a wild incident that involved a shooting and a car ramming into victims on the West Side bike path, police sources said.
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The mayhem happened at West Street and Chambers Street at 3:15 p.m. The shooter is in police custody, cops said.
Witnesses described a scene of terror, saying the shooter ran over two people before plowing into a school bus.
“Jesus! A car just ran over 2 people and then crashed into a school bus. I see two dead bodies and citibikes on the floor destroyed,” a Twitter user wrote.
The suspect then got out of his vehicle with two guns, another witness said.
“What happened was there was a car crash… he came out of one of the cars. He had two guns,” a 14-year-old Stuyvesant HS student said. “We thought it was a Halloween thing. He started running around the highway. There was another guy in a green shirt that was chasing him around.”
“I heard four to six gunshots – everybody starts running,” she added.
Video of the scene shows at least two people lying limp in the street. Photos show a smashed up Home Depot rental truck, and two mangled Citi Bikes.
Counter-terror police were searching the truck for explosives.
“Oh my god I just heard gun shots and ran with my dog. Downtown. F–k,” Josh Groban tweeted.
Police shut down the FDR south of 34th Street to rush victims to Bellevue Hospital.
Original article appeared in the NY POST