NEW YORK ― New York City police have confirmed multiple deaths and injuries as a result of gunfire and a vehicle striking people near the Word Trade Center memorial in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon. One person has been taken into custody, police officials said.
The incident took place near the West Side Highway and Chambers Street, police said.
An eyewitness told ABC Channel 7 that he saw a white pick-up truck drive south down the bike path alongside the West Side Highway at full speed and hit several people. The witness, a man identified by the name “Eugene,” said bodies were lying outside Stuyvesant High School, one of the city’s elite public schools.
He also reported hearing about nine or 10 shots, but was not sure where they came from.