New York, NY – A shooting incident at the Mount Eden subway station in the Bronx has left one person dead and five others injured. The New York City Police Department responded to the scene on Monday afternoon, where they discovered the lifeless body of a 35-year-old man. Four additional individuals were found injured, including a 28-year-old male shot in the right arm, a 15-year-old male shot in the ear and thigh, a 71-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound, a 29-year-old female shot in the face and neck, and a 14-year-old girl shot in the foot. All five injured victims were promptly transported to local hospitals and are currently in stable condition.
Authorities have determined that the incident was not an active shooter situation but rather an isolated incident, as confirmed by NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry. The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time. The NYPD’s official account advised residents to avoid the area and use alternate routes due to the ongoing police investigation.
During a press conference, NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper revealed that the shooting seems to have occurred as a result of a confrontation between two groups of teenagers on a northbound train. As the train arrived at the Mount Eden station, one or more individuals from the groups produced a firearm and opened fire.
Expressing her outrage, NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Tania Kinsella described the incident as another senseless act of violence within the transit system. She reassured the public that law enforcement is committed to finding those responsible for this heinous act.
The authorities urge anyone with information regarding the shooting to come forward and assist in their investigation. As the community mourns this devastating loss, law enforcement agencies remain dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of public spaces.