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Man fatally shot on New York subway in unprovoked attack 

Police are now asking for the public’s help in catching the suspect

New York Shooting
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May 23, 2022 7:08pm

Updated: May 24, 2022 6:27pm

A man was fatally shot in the New York subway on Sunday evening in an unprovoked attack. Police are now asking for the public’s help in catching the suspect. 

The shooting took place at the Canal Street subway station at around 11:43 a.m. on Sunday. According to witnesses, the victim was seated in the last car of a Manhattan-bound Q train. A man who had been pacing up and down the train car suddenly pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the torso. No one else was injured.

When the doors opened at the station, the suspect ran out of the subway. Officers arrived at the scene and transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Witnesses said that the two men did not interact, and it did not appear as if they had had a dispute. The attack appeared to be "without provocation,” said New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief Kenneth Corey.

Security videos and witness reports claim that the alleged shooter is “a dark-skinned male who was heavyset with a beard." Police added that "he was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and white sneakers."

"We need all eyes on this," said NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell in a tweet, in hopes of catching the shooter. 

The victim was later identified as Daniel Enriquez, 48, a Goldman Sachs employee from Brooklyn. He was the son of Mexican immigrants and a “typical New Yorker.”

"We were born in South Williamsburg and enjoyed the rich New York culture our whole lives. Mom made arroz con gandules for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We drank Manischewitz and observed Passover,” said his sister Griselda Vile. 

“Daniel Enriquez was a dedicated and beloved member of the Goldman Sachs family for nine years. He worked diligently to support our Macro Research team in New York and epitomized our culture of collaboration and excellence,” said Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon about Enriquez. “We are devastated by this senseless tragedy, and our deepest sympathies are with Dan’s family at this difficult time.”

This latest incident comes one month after ten people were shot and others were injured in a subway attack. A man wearing a mask threw smoke canisters inside a subway car and opened fire on an N train near the 36th Street Station in Brooklyn.