The motive is still unknown for a tragic shooting that occurred this morning in New York City near Penn Station. Two of the victims are reported to have attended a methadone program at the West Midtown Medical Group for years, though it’s unclear if that’s in any way related to the violence.
New York City police were hunting for a gunman Monday who shot and killed one person and wounded two others in an attack near Penn Station during the height of the city’s morning rush hour… All three victims were Hispanic males in their 40s.
…The shooting occurred after an argument in a McDonald’s restaurant near 35th St. and Eighth Ave., police said during a Monday morning news conference. Several individuals were seated having coffee just after 6 a.m. when a heavy-set male in a black hoodie approached, authorities said. Grainy video reviewed by police showed the victims had a brief interaction with the suspected shooter, but cops said they don’t believe the parties knew each other. When the three men walked out of the McDonald’s, the male in the black hoodie allegedly followed and shot them with a 9-mm. pistol near the bottom of a stairway leading to a subway station.
This story will continue developing throughout the day, so I will post updates when they become available.