However, the driver did not immediately die from the gunshots and was reportedly taken into custody.
No terrorist group had claimed responsibility for the attack by Tuesday evening, according to NBC.
“Let me be clear based on the information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives that had no idea what was about to hit them,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news briefing Tuesday evening.
“We know that this action was intended to break our spirit, but we also know New Yorkers are strong, New Yorkers are resilient, and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence and an act meant to intimidate us.”
“We have been tested before as a city very near the site of today’s tragedy and