Two people were shot during the evening rush hour as commuters streamed out of the Utica Avenue A/C stop in Bed-Stuy last night. An NYPD spokesman said two men, ages 27 and 34, were shot at the subway entrance at Fulton Street and Utica Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. They were rushed to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.

The shooter remains at large and the motivation for the shooting is unclear; police have released no description of a suspect. Nine shell casings were recovered at the scene, and each victim was shot multiple times. "I heard a shot, then a series of shots,” one local resident told the Times. “I came to the window and saw people running.” More from the Times:

A police official on the scene said the shooting occurred after a dispute between the 27-year-old and another person outside a bodega on the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and Fulton Street.

Detectives talked to the workers at the bodega and reviewed security footage on the store’s monitor that showed a small figure in a gray hood walking up to the counter. A worker at the bodega told reporters that the person believed to have opened fire came into the store before the shooting and tried to break a $20 bill.

“There was one woman screaming, ‘I could have been shot. I could have been shot.’ One officer came out of the train station and said ‘Where did he go?’ and everyone pointed,” bystander Chaka Parker told the NY Post. “Everyone just scattered. It was scary.”

A transit cop in the station heard the shots and, as he proceeded toward the stairs, the two victims reportedly passed him before collapsing. "The blood trail begins on the street,” a police source tells the Daily News. “They were running down the steps."

"It's just real scary," another commuter tells ABC 7. "Scary for something like that to happen, rush hour, it was just, like I said anybody's bullet. Anybody could have gotten shot."

25 people have been shot so far this year (through November 8th) in the 81st Precinct, which includes Bed-Stuy, according to NYPD statistics, compared to 47 shooting victims during the same time period in 2014.