New York shooting

Gunman shoots 10 in New York subway after setting off smoke bomb, manhunt underway

It has prompted fresh vows by officials for measures to reverse a surge in violence in the city's transit system.

Five of those shot were in critical but stable condition, and six others were injured by shrapnel from bullets and other sources, as well as a panicked crush of people fleeing the carriage as it quickly filled up with smoke, officials said. Some riders collapsed to the ground as they poured on to the platform in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighbourhood.

One dead, 11 wounded in New York shooting

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted early on Sunday morning (Sunday night NZT) that the shooting in the east Brooklyn neighbourhood of Brownsville "shattered a peaceful neighbourhood event". 

Twelve people were hit - seven men and five women between the ages of 21 and 55. A 38-year-old man died from a bullet wound to the head. His name was not immediately released. One of the injured was critical.

Six of the wounded had been released from the hospital by midday Sunday, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said.