Uber to Refund Customers Charged Surge Pricing After Brooklyn Shooting

  • Uber said it’ll refund customers who were charged surge pricing around Sunset Park in Brooklyn.
  • Twitter users said they noticed surge charges on the Uber app while trying to leave the area.
  • At least ten people were shot and over a dozen were injured after the shooting Tuesday morning.

Ride-share company Uber said it would refund customers who were charged surge pricing near a mass shooting at a New York City subway station in Brooklyn on Tuesday. 

“Following the incident, Uber disabled surge pricing in the vicinity and capped pricing citywide,” the company said in a statement, shared to Twitter by HuffPost journalist Philip Lewis. 

It added: “If anyone on our platform experienced unintended charges during this emergency, we will work to get them refunded.” 

At least ten people were shot and over a dozen were injured after the shooting — which happened at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning — at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that none of the injuries are life-threatening at this time.

Following the incident, several people posted on Twitter that they noticed surge charges on the Uber app while trying to leave the area of the shooting. 

 

 

Uber did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

The NYPD launched a manhunt for the gunman, and local schools were placed on lockdown following the attack.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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