A victim of last month's Brooklyn subway mass shooting is set to file a lawsuit Tuesday against gunmaker Glock, the manufacturer of the 9 mm firearm used in the attack.

Ilene Steur, 49, endured life-changing injuries after she was shot in the rear on April 12 by a gas mask-wearing gunman aboard a train at the 36th St. station in Sunset Park, according to a report. Nine others were shot in the attack.

Steur alleges that the means by which Glock markets and distributes firearms are those of a "public nuisance," violating state law and endangering public safety, according to the lawsuit to be filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.


"They are the ones who put it out there for almost anybody to get — anyone can get a gun," Steur told the Daily News. "Texas, Buffalo, an innocent little girl in the Bronx. Someone got shot and killed on the Q train ... There has to be better regulation."

The suit comes only a week after the fatal school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which a gunman killed at least 21 people, including 19 Robb Elementary School students.

Steur was on her way to work when she was shot, she said.

"I saw an empty seat and a man dressed like an MTA worker told me, 'Don’t sit there,' and I saw the seats were wet," she said. "I sat four or five seats away and then I heard someone yell, 'Oh s***, run!'"

"I looked over, a smoke bomb went off and I saw gray smoke," Steur continued. "I ran away from it and heard the pops and I felt an electric shock go through my whole body."

A bullet had hit her in the rear, causing her to fall, and a woman pulled her under a seat.

She was later transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Brooklyn Methodist, where she was informed that the shot fractured her sacrum bone.

"The bullet ... ruptured my rectum, and the bullet is still there and it will be there for a long time," Steur explained. "They can't take it out because I might bleed to death."

The Brooklyn woman must now have a colostomy bag as she awaits another major surgery to fix her colon.

Nerve damage prevents Steur from walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods, and 38 staples
were required to close her up following her initial surgery, the report noted.

"I don't think I'll ever go back on the train," she said. "I don't want to be in New York anymore. I'm scared."

Glock continues to market its firearms and is aware its weapons are going into the wrong hands, according to the lawsuit.

"Glock and its distributors encourage police departments to make trade-ins earlier than necessary or originally planned so that they can sell more firearms to the police and sell the former police guns at a markup on the civilian market," the suit reads. "Glock knows that by oversaturating the market with guns, the guns will go to the secondary markets that serve illegal purchasers."

Glock also markets its high-capacity weapons to be concealed easily, appealing to those with the intention to commit crimes, said Mark Shirian, one of the lawyers who filed the suit.

"Let this lawsuit send a message to gun manufacturers as new statutes are enacted: You will, in my opinion, be held liable for damages to victims," said Sanford Rubenstein, another of Steur's attorney.


"You have a moral responsibility, as well as the government, to work to end this epidemic of gun violence and mass killings."

The suit depends on a 2021 New York state law that allows victims the ability to sue gun manufacturers for creating “a public nuisance” through marketing and distribution practices.

Families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting relied on a similar Connecticut law, targeting gunmaker Remington's business practices. Remington settled in February, agreeing to pay $73 million to nine victims' families.