14-Year-Old Charged with Murder in Gang-Related Bronx Subway Shooting

14-Year-Old Charged with Murder in Gang-Related Bronx Subway Shooting

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder, along with four counts of attempted murder and one count of criminal possession of a weapon, in connection with a gang-related shooting that occurred last month in the Bronx subway. The incident resulted in the death of an innocent bystander and left five others injured. The teenager, who had been in custody since the shootout, was also wounded during the violent encounter.

The fatal incident took place on February 12 at around 4:40 p.m. at the Mount Eden subway station. Obed Beltran-Sanchez, 35, tragically lost his life during the shootout. The police have identified the accused as the second person arrested in connection with the subway violence. Langel Jones, a 16-year-old gang member associated with the DBlock gang, was apprehended shortly after the shooting. Authorities have stated that one more suspect remains at large.

The feud between the DBlock gang and the Burnside gang, stemming from “drill rap and disrespect,” led to the violent confrontation on the subway. The two rival groups coincidentally found themselves on the same train at different stops, resulting in the gunfight. It remains unclear whether the 14-year-old charged with murder is a gang member.

The subway shooting incident is believed to be linked to a previous shooting on January 15 in the Bronx, which also arose from the ongoing gang feud. As the gunfire spilled out onto the platform, Obed Beltran-Sanchez, who was not involved in the altercation, made the unfortunate mistake of looking out to see what was happening. He was fatally shot in the chest and left unattended as people callously walked past him.

Obed Beltran-Sanchez, originally from Mexico and described as homeless, had family there. In addition to the innocent bystander who lost his life, a 14-year-old girl, a 29-year-old woman, and two men aged 28 and 71 were wounded in the incident. The two men were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, while the others are still recovering.

Alpha Diallo, the sister of one of the injured men, expressed her devastation over the incident. Her brother, an innocent bystander, had just finished a phone call and was planning to take the 4 train to 149th Street when he was shot. She empathized with the family of Obed Beltran-Sanchez, acknowledging that her brother could have easily been the one in the morgue instead of recovering in the Bronx hospital.

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