Manhunt Underway After Fatal Shooting on Bronx Subway Platform

NEW YORK — A manhunt is currently underway for at least one suspect following a fatal shooting that occurred on a subway platform in the Bronx on Monday afternoon. The incident resulted in the death of a 34-year-old man, who is believed to have been an innocent bystander. Five other individuals, including two teenagers and a 71-year-old, sustained injuries but are expected to survive. The shooting took place at the Mount Eden subway station on Jerome Avenue at approximately 4:30 p.m.

According to police sources, the shooting is believed to have originated from an altercation that transpired on the subway train and escalated into gunfire on the platform. Eyewitnesses reported that as the train arrived at the Mount Eden station, one or more individuals from two separate groups drew firearms and began firing shots. The victims were struck by gunfire during the ensuing chaos.

Authorities have not yet released any images or information regarding the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting. However, the New York Police Department (NYPD) is actively utilizing available video footage to aid in their investigation. NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper expressed confidence in the department’s ability to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators.

MTA CEO Janno Lieber expressed his condolences for the victims and emphasized the need to continue efforts in removing firearms from the streets. He commended the progress made by the governor and mayor in this regard, while acknowledging the impact such incidents have on New Yorkers simply trying to commute safely.

 

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