(Patriot.Buzz) – In a heart-rending development highlighting the alarming crime rates on Democratic watch, a seemingly unintended victim was killed and at least five others, including two teenagers, were caught in a shooting on a Bronx subway train during rush hour.
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According to police and sources, the incident unfolded at the Mount Eden Avenue station and caused chaos among passengers after a confrontation between two groups of teenagers aboard a northbound 4 train.
NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Tanya Kinsella addressed the tragedy in an evening press briefing where she assured New Yorkers that the perpetrators would be found and labeled the event as a senseless act of violence on the transit system.
An unidentified 35-year-old man was tragically killed after being shot in the chest but authorities believe he was not the intended target of the gunfire while a 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman and two men aged 71 and 28 were injured. They are all currently in stable condition in the hospital.
NYPD Transit Chief Michael Kemper clarified that the shooting did not seem random but stemmed from a dispute between two groups on the train. As the train arrived at the station and doors opened, gunfire broke out with some shots reaching the platform and causing bystanders and members of the feuding groups to flee in terror.
Although the cause of the initial altercation remains unclear, Kemper argued that such subway shooting incidents are rare and expressed confidence that the perpetrators would be arrested soon to face severe consequences.
Witnesses described the scene as pandemonium, with many scared to use the subway system again. A local resident reported seeing three teenage boys on the tracks shortly after the gunfire, with two arguing and one fleeing the scene.
Police are continuing their investigation reviewing surveillance footage and conducting interviews. Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Tarik Sheppard issued a stern message to the shooter by declaring them NYPD’s most wanted and advising them to surrender.
Following the incident, subway service on the 4 line bypassed the Mount Eden Avenue station while Governor Kathy Hochul expressed gratitude to the first responders and ensured the MTA’s full support to the NYPD’s investigation.
🚨#BREAKING: At least 6 people shot and injured with reported fatalities at subway station
Currently, multiple New York City law enforcement and other agencies are responding after six teens were shot along with one fatally, and the rest injured in a fight… pic.twitter.com/9ukHl4i4sE
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