Lower Manhattan is dealing with a tragic event this Halloween afternoon.
It's just been reported that a truck driver has run over a number of pedestrians in New York City’s Tribeca neighbourhood, more specifically at West Street and Chambers Street, near Stuyvesant High School.
The police were reportedly responding to calls that at least five were shot in the area, but as they arrived it was clear the injuries came from a crash.
NBC News reports that a box truck headed the wrong way down a bicycle path, mowing over several people with six reported dead. The driver then collided with another rental truck where he got out of his vehicle with a gun. The police reportedly shot him, where he is now in custody.
The NYPD tweeted that only one person is in custody with no "others outstanding." The investigation is ongoing.
Twitter users who were in the area tweeted that they heard gunshots, advising everyone to stay safe. Stuyvesant High School dismissed it's students from class, where the streets were packed with onlookers.
Singer/songwriter, Josh Groban, was out walking his dog when he heard gunfire, detailing everything that happened since.
Oh my god I just heard gun shots and ran with my dog. Downtown. Fuck.— josh goblin 👹 (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
I hope everyone’s ok. Was half a block from me, didn’t see it but heard 8-10 quick rounds fired off. Be safe with your kids out there.— josh goblin 👹 (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
I’m shaking. That’s the corner I was supposed to have my coffee but my dog pulled me into the park half a block away 10 min before shooting. https://t.co/AvQeRv7Jha— josh goblin 👹 (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
Once I got far enough away I took this video of the quick response from our amazing NYPD and NYFD pic.twitter.com/v0nwJiqmDw— josh goblin 👹 (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
Details on the shooting are still being updated. We'll continue to keep you posted.
Students were dismissed from class after a shooting - some students said the shooting was outside the school pic.twitter.com/eIKlDSLQVB— Madison Mills (@MadisonMills22) October 31, 2017
active shooter near my house. stay away from lower west manhattan.— tyler (@swooshfacekilla) October 31, 2017
The students from Stuyvesant started running like “omg that was a real gun!”— walter bishop (@neurax_) October 31, 2017
Three to four gunshots just went off by my job. Think they came from Stuyvesant high school...— Mike (@el_dorado91) October 31, 2017