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Breaking: At Least 5 People Reportedly Shot In Lower Manhattan

A man in a van reportedly drove up on the sidewalk and hit multiple people along a bike path. Details still coming in.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Police Tape

A shooting broke out in lower Manhattan this afternoon. Police sources tell NBC4 that at least five people have been reportedly shot. The details are still coming in but a gunman apparently opened fire in the Tribeca neighborhood by West Street and Chambers Street.

Details are still unclear—thus conflicting fatality and injury reports— as media is piecing together the incident. One person is in custodyNY1 reported on-air that a man—it's unclear whether it's the same person who is in custody— drove up on the sidewalk in a van and hit multiple people along a bike path. It seems that he was intentionally trying to run people over. NY1 sources said that at least four people were killed and 10 injured. Mayor Bill DeBlasio is reportedly en route to the scene of the incident.

Some took to social media to share footage from the area. 

"Currently there is one person in custody. No others outstanding. All information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing," tweeted the NYPD. Authorities tell people to steer clear of the area and emergency personnel will be at the scene.

Some have pointed to terrorism as a possible source for the incident but that has not been supported officially by authorities. In 2016, the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea was hit by a bombing in what was reportedly motivated by extremism.

More updates are expected to come as details are made public.


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