1 dead, 5 injured in shooting on platform at Mount Eden subway station in Bronx: police

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
1 killed, five wounded after subway shooting
Jim Dolan in the Bronx with the story.

MOUNT EDEN, The Bronx (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after a shooting at a subway station in the Bronx left multiple people wounded and one dead.

Six people were shot at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday while waiting on the northbound platform for the No. 4 train at the Mount Eden train station.

Among the victims, ranging in age from 14 to 71, one was pronounced dead at St Barnabas Hospital. He was 34-years-old.

The injuries to the other five -- a 14-year-old girl, 15-year-old boy, 28-year-old man, 29-year-old woman, and 71-year-old man -- are not believed to be life threatening.

During a briefing Tuesday evening, NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper said the incident was "not a random shooting" and noted that it involved two groups of teenagers that were engaged in a dispute while riding a northbound No. 4 train.

Officials say as the train pulled into the station, the doors opened and at least one person displayed a firearm and fired shots.

According to authorities, some of the victims who suffered gunshot wounds are believed to be a part of the initial dispute, although it remains unclear which ones were involved.

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

"This is unacceptable," Chief Kemper said. "And when detectives make an arrest, there must be swift, immediate, strong consequences."

The NYPD is searching for at least one suspect in connection to this incident.


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