New York politicians were left “devastated” after a violent shooting in a Brooklyn train on Tuesday, which left at least 10 people injured and sent law enforcement officials on a manhunt. Legislators, party leaders, mayor and governor were quick to issue early statements.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a US Representative from the 14th Congressional district, wrote on social media, “We’re devastated to see what happened in Brooklyn today. Thinking of and praying for those injured and their loved ones.”

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul was one of the most active politicians in the state as the situation unfolded and gave constant updates. From sharing emergency contact numbers to alternative travel routes, Hochul gave all important updates.

In a separate presser on Tuesday, Hochul said, “We say no more.”

“No more mass shootings. No more disrupting lives. No more creating heartbreak for people just trying to live their lives as normal New Yorkers”, the governor added, NBC News reported.

Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, addressed the people through a recorded message as he has been in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

“You have my word as a former police officer, a fellow New Yorker and your mayor that we will end this epidemic, and that we will capture the individual responsible for today’s attack”, Adams added.

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In a separate interview, Adams called for a “national response” from the federal government. 

“As I stated over and over again, there are many rivers that feed the sea of violence in our city and in our country. Let us dam each one of them and some of that damming is going to come from assistance from the lawmakers throughout the state and country”, Adams told CNN.

“This is a real herculean task and our police department is responding to it every day”, the New York City mayor added.