1 dead, 5 injured in shooting at Bronx subway station

NEW YORK — One person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting on a subway platform in the Bronx Monday afternoon

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. on Platform 4 of the Mount Eden subway station on Jerome Avenue.

The search for at least one suspect is ongoing, Naveen Dhaliwal of CBS New York reported. So far there have been no arrests.

Police sources said one of the victims, a 34-year-old man, believed to be an innocent bystander, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

In addition, 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, and a 14-year-old man was shot in the right arm shot. A year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and a 71-year-old man was also injured. All the injured were admitted to various hospitals in stable condition.

“Our thoughts are with the victims, with the five injured and also with the person who lost their life,” said MTA Managing Director Janno Lieber.

1 dead, 5 injured in shooting on subway platform in the Bronx

Police sources said the incident is believed to have started as a fight on board the North Train No. 4, which then spread to the platform. Some of the victims were innocent bystanders who were standing on the platform when the shots were fired.

“As the train pulled into Mount Eden station, the doors opened and at least one of the people in that group or in the two groups drew a gun and fired shots, and more shots were fired on the platform, and then and… “where our victims were shot,” said NYPD Transit Chief Michael Kemper.

Police said they were reviewing surveillance video from cameras on the platform.

Bronx subway shooting victims are being treated at St. Barnabas Hospital

Witnesses said there were about a dozen people on the platform when the shots rang out, including children.

“I heard shots, running, shooting, maybe six, five, six times. I heard two children screaming. And then when I saw the train coming, I ran down the stairs because there was too much noise. “said the witness.

“It sounded like fireworks, like boom, boom, boom, really loud,” said witness Efrain Feliciano.

“A lot of people go down…run,” Yanesa Ortega said.

Ortega said she saw rescue workers scrambling to help the injured.

“We see that a woman was hit here, a lot of blood. They performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation,” she said. “They gave a boy CPR.”

The mayor’s office does not believe the shooting was a random attack.

A video from the crime scene showed numerous police officers and rescue workers at the station.

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The NYPD sent a message to subway riders and had stern words for the shooter.

“New Yorkers, for whom we provide 4 million rides per day, are safe. They will continue to be safe Commissioner Tania Kinsella said.

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