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A man was shot and killed in an apparent unprovoked attack Sunday morning while riding the Manhattan subway, police said.

The 48-year-old victim was approaching the Canal St. station on a Q train bound for Manhattan and was in the last car of the train when he was shot in the chest about 11:45 a.m., police said.

“According to witnesses, the suspect was moving back and forth in the same vehicle,” NYPD Commissioner Kenneth Corey said. “As the train crossed the Manhattan Bridge, he unprovokedly drew his gun and fired at the victim at close range.”

The suspect got off at Canal Street Station and ran away, Corey said.

“This is really the early stages of the investigation — based on what we’ve got from witnesses, there was no prior contact between the victim and the suspect,” Corey said.

Paramedics took the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he died half an hour later. Police have not released his name.

The victim’s partner Adam Pollack was distraught and told the Daily News he was in touch with a family member devastated by the senseless murder. The partner declined to talk further about the shocking loss.

Police are still searching for the shooter, who Corey describes as a dark-skinned, stocky, bearded man wearing a dark hoodie, grey sweatpants and white sneakers. He said police were checking MTA security footage at the station.

“Help us find this man,” Corey pleaded. “There are other people on the train, we have some people. Others who saw things, maybe people who took pictures or videos with their phones, please let us know.”

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

The shooting came about 5.5 weeks after a gunman detonated a smoke canister and fired 33 rounds of bullets on a crowded N train bound for Manhattan as he approached Brooklyn’s 36th Street station on April 12. Ten people were shot and wounded, and 13 others were injured.

Accused shooter Frank James faces terrorism charges.

Shootings on the subway have been rare in recent years. So far this year, as of May 15, 14 people have been shot in the city’s transit system, including 10 of James’ victims. At the same time last year, no one was shot in transit.