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A shooting in the New York subway leaves one dead and several injured

A shooting in the New York subway leaves one dead and several injured

A shooting at a subway station in the Bronx, New York, yesterday ended with one person dead and others injured. According to official information, six people were shot at around 4:30 pm on Tuesday (12) while waiting for the train at Mount Eden station.

TV network ABC It was reported that the ages of the injured ranged between 14 and 71 years, and that the deceased was 34 years old and was receiving treatment at St. Barnabas Hospital.

NY Transit Police Chief Michael Kemper said the incident “was not a random shooting” and noted that it involved two groups of teenagers who clashed while riding a northbound No. 4 train.

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When the train arrived at the station, the doors opened and at least one person displayed a firearm and fired shots, authorities said. Some of the gunshot victims are believed to be part of the initial conflict, although it is not yet clear which of them were involved.

Police are also investigating whether the 34-year-old victim was involved in the dispute or just an innocent bystander.

Police are searching for at least one suspect in connection with the incident.

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According to the British newspaper WatchmanCrime remains rare in the New York City subway system. About 3.8 million trips are made weekly on average on the system, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported 570 criminal assaults in all of 2023.

The shootings are particularly unusual: In 2022, when a gunman wounded 10 people on a train running through Brooklyn, it was the first mass shooting in the subway system since 1984.

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