Off-duty MTA employee shot on 3 train in Brownsville

First shooting on subway train in 3 years, 3 in custody

July 18, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Outside the Sutter Avenue/Rutland Road station. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo
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Police took three people into custody and are still looking for several others after a 47-year-old off-duty MTA employee was shot at the Sutter Avenue/Rutland Road station in Brownsville early Tuesday evening, according to PIX 11 and ABC7.

NYPD identified the victim as Carlo Thorne, an MTA hydraulics supervisor. It was the first shooting on a subway train in three years, the MTA told PIX 11. The actual gunman who accidentally shot Thorne during the midst of a scuffle is still at large, according to a Police Department spokesman.

Two groups of young men were reportedly fighting on the train when Thorne was shot, just before the train reached the station, police said. Thorne’s arm was grazed in the forearm, and he was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition. Both gangs fled the train, and the incident was still being investigated at press time.

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