Man shot to death on Manhattan subway

Mr. Enriquez lived in Park Slope and had headed to brunch in Manhattan after avoiding the subway for most of the pandemic because he feared for his health, Griselda Vile, his sister, said in an interview.

She said her brother, who worked for Goldman Sachs, texted her family about an hour before the attack to ask about the health of their parents, who are over 70 and do not feel good. Moments later, she said, he texted them directly.

“It’s horrible, it’s a horror movie,” said Ms Vile, 43, a public school teacher. She described her brother as “a special, jovial guy”.

He was the eldest of four children born in Williamsburg to parents who had immigrated from Mexico, she said. He returned to the city in the 1990s after the family moved to Washington State, where he attended college. Mrs. Vile had followed him to New York, but now, she says, she’s scared.

Fatal attacks are rare on the city’s buses and subways. Three people have been killed on the transit system this year, up from four this time last year, according to the most recent police statistics. And major crime on buses and subways is only 2% of overall urban crime, the same level as before the pandemic, although traffic is 40% lower.

The mayor, who has urged New Yorkers to get back to public transit and offices to revive the city’s economy, lamented the “horrible” crime on Sunday and vowed the shooter would be arrested.

He said his administration would continue to bolster police presence in subways. “What the goal is, and what we’re going to continue to do, is police presence everywhere,” he said.

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