NYC Subway Shooting: 1 Dead, 5 Injured in Bronx
One person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting at a subway station in the Bronx, New York City, on Monday, police said, Agepres.ro has reported.
Victim and Injured:
The deceased is a 34-year-old man, while the five injured are two women and three men, aged between 14 and 71.
Not a Random Shooting:
Police Commissioner Michael Kemper clarified that this was not a random shooting by a lone gunman, unlike the 2022 incident where a man in his sixties opened fire on a crowded subway train, injuring around thirty people.
Details of the Incident:
On Monday afternoon, two groups of young people were arguing on a train entering the station when a member of one group pulled out a gun and opened fire on the platform as the train doors opened and passengers were entering and exiting, Kemper explained.
The identities of the victims have not been released, except for the 34-year-old man who died at the hospital. The four other victims are "seriously injured," according to the New York Fire Department (FDNY).
The perpetrator fled the scene, and police are calling on witnesses to come forward with information.
Crime Trends in NYC:
Crime, especially gun homicides, has been on the decline in New York City since 2022-2023, following the COVID-19 pandemic. Public carry of firearms is also strictly regulated compared to other cities and states in the US.
Translation by Iurie Tataru