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2 Egyptians Injured in Brooklyn Subway Shooting: Ministry

Thu 14 Apr 2022 | 01:38 AM

On Wednesday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that two Egyptians were among the victims of Brooklyn subway shooting that took place earlier in the day.

One of the injured Egyptians is in a critical condition and has undergone foot surgery, the ministry said in a statement.

As part of the State's efforts to follow up conditions of nationals abroad, Egypt's consul in New York Howaida Essam Abdel Rahman rushed to the hospital in Brooklyn where Karim Ali has undergone surgery to inquire about his health.

The ministry stressed that the consul will follow up on Ali's case round the clock until his full recovery.

The consul also contacted another Egyptian that was injured in the stampede that followed the shooting incident and was assured that she is okay.

At least 16 people were injured in the Brooklyn subway shooting, with five people reported to be in a critical condition.

The shooter set off smoke grenades in a crowded subway car and then fired at least 33 shots with a 9mm handgun, police said.

The shooter fled in the ensuing chaos, leaving behind the gun, extended magazines, a hatchet, detonated and undetonated smoke grenades, a black garbage can, a rolling cart, gasoline and the key to a U-Haul van