Nets Pledge $50K Donation to Brooklyn Subway Shooting Victims

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVApril 12, 2022

BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 5:  The Brooklyn Nets logo before the game against the Miami Heat during a preseason game on October 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Prior to Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Brooklyn Nets held a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting at a Brooklyn subway station.

The team is planning to donate $50,000 to the victims as well.

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A moment of silence was just held inside Barclays Center for victims of the subway shooting.<br><br>The Brooklyn Nets are about to play a game that will help determine whether they make the NBA playoffs.<br><br>The announcer said the Nets are pledging $50K to support victims of the shooting. <a href="https://t.co/2GBT29SiqD">pic.twitter.com/2GBT29SiqD</a>

According to CNN, 10 people were shot when a gunman opened fire onboard a train as it neared a station near 36th Street in New York City. At least 29 people total were injured.

The gunman allegedly used a gas canister before firing, which caused some people to experience smoke inhalation. Others were hurt from the ensuing panic. None of the injuries are considered to be life-threatening yet.

Authorities have identified a potential suspect but haven't taken the person into custody.

Nets star Kevin Durant called the shooting "devastating."

"I don't know the details," he told reporters. "To hear the sirens out front of the practice facility and see so much commotion going on outside, you hope and pray for the best for everybody involved."

Nets head coach Steve Nash said the shooting "does hit home" because the subway stop in question is where Nets personnel typically disembark before arriving at the team's practice facility:

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Coach Nash addresses the tragic event in our community this morning. <a href="https://t.co/0KmHCyptkn">pic.twitter.com/0KmHCyptkn</a>

Tuesday's game between Brooklyn and Cleveland went on as scheduled. Before the tip, the Nets advised fans "to arrive early and expect an increased security presence at Barclays Center."