New York City police were hunting for a gunman Monday who shot and killed one person and wounded two others in an attack near Penn Station during the height of the city’s morning rush hour.
Cops are looking for one shooter who is possibly with two other people. The suspects may have fled in a dark-colored vehicle.
The shooting occurred after an argument in a McDonald’s restaurant near 35th St. and Eighth Ave., police said during a Monday morning news conference. Several individuals were seated having coffee just after 6 a.m. when a heavy-set male in a black hoodie approached, authorities said. Grainy video reviewed by police showed the victims had a brief interaction with the suspected shooter, but cops said they don’t believe the parties knew each other. When the three men walked out of the McDonald’s, the male in the black hoodie allegedly followed and shot them with a 9-mm. pistol near the bottom of a stairway leading to a subway station.
Officials did not say what the argument may have been about and provided no motive for the shooting.