Police have released surveillance footage of the subway gunman who they say killed another passenger on a subway train heading for the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday.
Footage shows the man exiting a subway station, who cops say opened fire on a 48-year-old man on a Q train around 11:42 a.m. on May 22.
The NYPD identified the victim as Daniel Enriquez of Park Slope, Brooklyn, who worked at Goldman Sachs, according to dispatches.
“We need all eyes on this,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell wrote in a social media post with the new footage Monday morning. “[NYPD Detectives] need your help in identifying and locating this man who is wanted for homicide in the tragic and senseless shooting of a man on a ‘Q’ train approaching Canal/Centre St. station on Sunday.
The gunman swung back and forth on the last carriage before hitting Enriquez in the chest at point-blank range and without provocation, witnesses told police.
Cops said the pair had no prior interaction on the train crossing the bridge from Brooklyn to the Canal Street station in midtown Manhattan.
The shooter then fled from the Chinatown stop and has been on the loose ever since.
Paramedics transported Enriquez to Bellevue Hospital, but he died of his injuries.
The train operator said a passenger had pulled the emergency brakes on entering the station, and when he went to check the scene he saw straps coming out of the train shouting that someone had gun.
“As I got to the last car, I saw a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his chest,” Luis Irizarry said in a statement provided by Transport Workers’ Union Local 100. “He didn’t seem to be breathing. . His chest wasn’t moving up and down.
Irizarry applied chest compressions to the victim until he could signal the officers to arrive at the scene.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. I went to work expecting to do my usual job, not expecting to be the first person in a shooting, trying to help someone who was shot, someone with a gunshot wound,” the transportation worker continued. together for seven years. “We are not trained for this. How can we mentally prepare for something like this?
MTA President and CEO Janno Lieber said Monday that the Q train where Enriquez was shot is the same line he rode for 25 years.
“It’s the train my kids use regularly and get home often — they’re all in college now but they come home at midnight, 1 a.m., coming back from Manhattan,” Lieber said in a meeting monthly of the MTA committee. “We always felt safe.”
The transit chief described the Q as an “iconic” subway line with its views of the city skyline after it exits the DeKalb Tunnel in Brooklyn and crosses the Manhattan Bridge.
“It’s a way for New Yorkers to get a little dose of what inspires this city, just this view,” he said. “Now for a while it will never be the same knowing that a great New Yorker, Daniel Enriquez, lost his life yesterday in an act of random violence and cold blood.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the shooter can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.