New York subway shooting today: Daniel Enriquez fatally shot on Q train on Canal Street in Manhattan, police searching for shooter

CHINATOWN, Manhattan — Police say they are on manhunt for a gunman who shot dead a man in an unprovoked attack on a Manhattan-bound subway train on Sunday.

Daniel Enriquez, 48, rode the Q train into Manhattan on Sunday morning. A heartbroken family member tells ABC News he was the son of Mexican immigrants with a master’s degree from NYU and had a career in finance.

The police have no idea why he should be the target of gun violence.

“According to witnesses, the suspect paced back and forth in the same train car, drew a gun without provocation, and fired it at point-blank range at the victim as the train crossed the Manhattan Bridge,” NYPD Chief Kenneth Corey said.

The gunman then fled to the Canal Street station and ran away. Police say there is plenty of surveillance video to see but they have yet to share a picture of the man they are looking for.

Enriquez was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The operator of this Q train released a statement on the TWU detailing their efforts to give chest compressions to the wounded, saying:

“I went to work expecting to do my normal job, not expecting to be first in a gunfight and try to help a person who was shot, someone with a gunshot wound. We are not trained for this. How can we mentally prepare for something? like that?”

An eyewitness to the aftermath saw many people running.

“Our car was empty relatively quickly, so I just started following everyone else. Not everyone runs away for no reason,” said Matthew Chavan of Brooklyn.

Passengers are now wondering how they will be safe.

Andrew Park commutes to Canal Street for work and lives not far from the subway attack on random passengers that took place in Sunset Park last month.

“I just keep my fingers crossed every morning and hope that doesn’t happen. But yeah, I feel insecure,” Park said.

“Whenever I’m waiting for the train, I keep my hands off my bags. I don’t stay too close to the edge of the platform, you know. I don’t like people standing behind me because it’s not safe. So I think you always have to keep your eyes peeled,” added Fred Ones.

Police are going through video footage and are asking for witnesses to the shooting to come forward. They hope to develop clues that will lead to a quick arrest, so subway riders can feel a little safer going to work during the week.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls are kept anonymous.

The public may also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then typing TIP577.

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