NY – One person died and five others were injured Monday after a dispute between two groups of teenagers at a subway station in the city. New York City at the beginning of the evening rush hour, authorities reported.
The shooting broke out in a subway platform in the district Bronx around 4:30 in the afternoona time when stations across the city are packed with children returning home from school and many workers begin their evening commute home.
A 34-year-old man was killed, police said.. Among the injured are a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, and three adults aged 28, 29 and 71 years old. It is believed that some of the victims were involved in the dispute and others were waiting for the train to pass, authorities said, adding that four of the injured are in serious condition.
“We do not believe this was a random shooting. We do not believe this was an individual shooting indiscriminately at a train or a train station,” New York Police Department Transit Director Michael Kemper said at a news conference. “This incident today occurred as a result of two groups starting to fight while on a train”.
The shooting began when the train arrived at the station, he added, hitting people who were on the platform.
“LThe doors opened and at least one of the individuals in that group, or in both groups, pulled out a gun and fired shots.Kemper noted. “People started running to get off the train onto the platform and more shots were fired on the platform.”
The police are looking for at least one of the attackers, who fled.