The largest metropolis in the United States, New York metropolis, has reported that a shooting at a subway station has left one person dead and five others injured.
On Monday, as office workers and students started their evening commute, an altercation between two groups of teens at a train platform in the Bronx resulted in gunfire, according to investigators.
A 71-year-old, a 14-year-old girl, and a 15-year-old boy were among the injured, according to the police, who also reported the death of a 34-year-old guy.
While they have not ruled out the possibility that more people were involved, police stated they were looking for at least one shooter.
“We don’t think that this was just a shooting at random. We don’t think this was just one gunman randomly firing into a train. “We think that the fight between two groups that began on a train is what started this shooting,” police transportation chief Michael Kemper stated at a press conference.
A subway train halted at the elevated Mount Eden Avenue subway station, which is located roughly 14 kilometers (9 miles) north of Manhattan’s Times Square. Earlier on television, news broadcasters reported a significant emergency reaction at the station.
Efrain Feliciano, a 61-year-old witness, told Daily News that gunshots were “flying everywhere.”
Feliciano was cited as saying, “As the bullets hit the wall, I saw sparkles.” “A screaming child was being held by a woman.”
When compared to other industrialized nations, gun violence is more prevalent in the US; yet, New York City is safer than most other large cities, with very few shootings occurring on the city’s subway system.