NEW YORK — One person was killed and five others injured in a shooting on a subway platform in the Bronx Monday afternoon.
It happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. on the 4th train platform at the Mount Eden metro station, on Jérôme Avenue.
The search is underway for at least one suspect, CBS New York’s Naveen Dhaliwal reported. So far no arrests have been made.
Police sources indicated that one of the victims, a 34-year-old man, was transported to Saint-Barnabé hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Additionally, a 28-year-old man was shot in the right arm, a 29-year-old woman was shot in the face and neck, a 15-year-old man was shot in the thigh and ear, a 14-year-old man was shot in the right arm, a 29-year-old woman was shot in the face and neck, a 1-year-old woman was shot in the foot, and a 71-year-old man was shot in the foot was also injured. All the injured were listed in stable condition at various hospitals.
Police sources said the incident is believed to have started as a fight on board the northbound 4 train which then spilled onto the platform, adding that some of the victims were innocent bystanders who were standing on the platform when the shots were fired. fire was fired.
“As the train arrived at Mount Eden station, the doors opened and at least one of the individuals in this or both groups pulled out a firearm and fired shots, and more shots were fired. “The shots were fired while they were on the platform and that’s when our victims were shot,” said NYPD Transit Chief Michael Kemper.
Police said they were reviewing surveillance video from cameras located on the platform.
A witness said there were about a dozen people on the platform when the shots rang out, including children.
“I heard gunshots, running, shooting, maybe six times, five, six times. I heard two children screaming. And then, when I saw the train coming, it was “That’s when I ran downstairs, because there was too much noise,” the witness said.
City Hall does not believe the shooting was a random attack.
A video from the scene shows numerous police officers and rescue workers at the station.
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Trains were still running but bypassed the station in both directions. Northbound trains use the expressway from 149th Street-Grand Concourse to Burnside Avenue.
Authorities urged people to avoid the area, saying they should expect public transportation disruptions, delays and road closures as the investigation continues.
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