Police are searching for an alleged shooter who killed one person and injured five others during a fight at a subway station in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York.
“This is not a random act of shooting. We believe this stemmed from a dispute that took place. And we are now looking for the suspect or suspects that are involved,” said Mayor Eric Adams
Police said the shooting was reported at about 4:38 p.m. at the subway station at Mount Eden and Jerome Avenue after a fight on the No. 4 train spilled out onto the subway platform.
A 35-year-old man was reported dead, according to police. Among the injured were a 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy, a 28-year-old man, a 29-year-old woman, and a 71-year-old man. One victim has critical injuries while the others are in serious condition.
No arrests were made at the time, and police appear to be searching for the shooter.
Social media video showed a large police presence at the subway station, which is located near Yankees Stadium. Video from a news helicopter showed blood spilled onto the subway platform while police investigated.
A witness to the shooting told Daily News what he saw.
“The train was coming and there were two kids yelling. There were at least six shots,” said Efrain Feliciano.
“I saw sparkles as the bullets hit the wall,” he added. “A woman was holding a child screaming.”
The New York Times reported that violent crime on the subways is rare. In 2022, there were nine shootings on subways while there were only five shootings in 2023. In November, a man fired off a gun in order to scare away a homeless man who was allegedly trying to rob a woman in the subway. Police later arrested the shooter and filed four gun charges against him.
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