Subway shooting in New York
Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) investigate the scene of a shooting at the Mount Eden Avenue subway station in the Bronx borough of New York City, on Monday. Photo: Reuters/BRENDAN MCDERMID
world

New York subway shooting kills one, wounds 5 after brawl erupts on train

14 Comments
By Jonathan Allen and Brad Brooks

New York City police said they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a subway train and station platform in the Bronx on Monday, killing one man and injuring five other people.

Gunfire erupted on a northbound train as two groups of teenagers were fighting, New York Police Department (NYPD) officials said during a press conference outside the station where the violence took place. Someone from one of the groups then pulled out a gun.

The first shot was fired inside the train, but all six people shot were on the platform outside the train when hit by bullets, police said. A 34-year-old man died while five others taken to hospitals sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The victims ranged in age from 14 to 71, and included four males and two females.

"To the shooter - you are now the NYPD's most wanted and you have the greatest detectives in the world looking for you," said Tarik Sheppard, the NYPD's deputy commissioner of public information. "We suggest you turn yourself in."

Police and transit system officials at the press conference stressed the shooting was a rare act of the violence on the subway, working to ease fears passengers may have.

Data shows about 3.8 million trips are taken on the on New York's subway system on an average weekday, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported 570 felony assaults in all of 2023.

Shootings are especially uncommon: in 2022, when a man with a handgun injured 10 people on a train passing through Brooklyn, it was the first mass shooting attack on the subway system since 1984.

A few weeks later, in May 2022, a man shot dead 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez on a Q train in what police said was an unprovoked attack.

Fears of how dangerous the subway really is among passengers jumped early in the pandemic, when the subway crime rate spiked in early 2020, but fell back to normal levels in 2021. Riders' perceptions of the dangers remain high, even in the face of falling crime rates.

Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat and a former city police captain, has sought to reassure unnerved commuters by increasing the number of police officers in subway stations.

© Thomson Reuters 2024.

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.


14 Comments
Login to comment

The Bronx always has been NYC's deadly 'Gaza strip', so this is normal there, in that most famous no-go zone.

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

But guns are banned in NYC, how did this happen?

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

@ego, quite simple, there is always a clown who thinks that he or she is above the law, and since guns are ten a penny, this is going to happen.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

But guns are banned in NYC, how did this happen?

Because gun nuts often disregard laws, and take guns across state lines.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Fighto!Today  03:47 pm JST

But guns are banned in NYC, how did this happen?

Because gun nuts often disregard laws, and take guns across state lines.

That's very misinformed. These "Gun Nuts" as you call them legally own guns and are extremly careful with firearms ownership laws. It's the criminals who smuggle guns into restricted zones and sell them to criminals.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

Guys, this is not the fault of guns -- the exact same people could have been killed/wounded if the perpetrator had a water-noodle or fists full of wooden dentures, as long as he or she had the will.

-3 ( +9 / -12 )

World news? Just another day in the land of the free to be fearful and bravely butcher the innocent.

Now let all the gun nuts come up with all the spurious excuses they reiterate ad nauseam.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Never, ever say it's time to bring back "America's Mayor".

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Yikes, such a violent place. I will never visit America.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

More dangerous than the usual psycho with an AR-15 is the everyday people with guns who solve all their problems with those guns..

Thank God I don’t and I will never live in that wild country..

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Politik KillsFeb. 13 10:47 pm JST

Yikes, such a violent place. I will never visit America.

TokyoLivingToday 12:40 am JST

Thank God I don’t and I will never live in that wild country..

You can choose not to experience prosperity and freedom. That is always your choice.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

@Prot: here are safer countries in which to ride the subway

One of the pro-gun, far right's main propagandists, Tucker C has claimed Moscow is nicer than any US city; he and his fellow gunnuts should move there or maybe Minsk where their politics more closely align with the fascists running those places.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

@sven: he Bronx always has been NYC's deadly 'Gaza strip

"Always"? Check history: cities and parts of cities tend to evolve over time. Sad that extremists need to use extreme language to make extremist claims.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites