CBS2’s Nick Caloway learned new information about the man who first told police he was a victim.READ MORE: Report: Mayor De Blasio To Issue Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
The man who was shot initially told police he was struck by a stray bullet, but his story later changed.
At the Crossroads of the World, yet another shooting sent someone to the hospital. This one, though, appears to be self-inflicted.
Police sources told CBS2 the man shot himself when his loaded gun accidentally discharged in the subway station at 40th Street and 7th Avenue.
The suspect told police he was the victim of a shooting, before admitting the gun went off in his waistband.
The shot rang out just after noon, and the ensuing chaos left some people rattled.READ MORE: Viral Video Shows Unmasked NYPD Officer Pushing Masked Commuter Out Of Subway Station
“This is nasty. It feels like the 1980s and ’90s again,” said Steven Stewart, who works nearby.
“I think we need more people out here. I think we need more cops out here. I don’t think it’s safe at all,” said Harlem resident Tina Sims.
“Clean this up, man. I work here. Clean it up. We need it,” Stewart said.
The man who was carrying a loaded gun and shot himself was identified by police as 39-year-old Shawn Santiago of Brooklyn. Police sources said Santiago has gang ties, and has been arrested multiple times in the past for assault.
Police said Santiago is expected to be OK, and he will likely face charges.MORE NEWS: Hip-Hop Improv Show 'Freestyle Love Supreme' Returns To Broadway
Nick Caloway contributed to this report.