Authorities in New York City have confirmed that three people have been shot, one fatally, in midtown Manhattan near busy Penn Station.
Police have requested a city-wide search for possible additional gunshot victims.
The incident happened on the corner of 35th Street and 8th Avenue, the Chicago Tribune reports.
(East Harlem, Manhattan) Multiple People Shot — Developing: There is a heavy police presence around E 115th St & 3rd Ave. At least three people were shot. Follow along for updates here: https://t.co/EsmZ5Fu7lS #ProtectTheWorld pic.twitter.com/kx8JhXmVp6— Citizen NYC (@CitizenApp_NYC) March 19, 2019
Police say they have mobilised a 'Level 1' response and multiple ambulances have been called to the scene.
Fox News reports tweeted video showing multiple police cars and a heavy police presence outside of the Thomas Jefferson Houses, where the shooting took place.
One victim was reportedly being taken to Harlem Hospital and a third to St. Luke's Hospital.
No details of the shooter have yet come to light.
- additional reporting news.com.au
More to come.