In New York City, a shooting took place in a subway station at the start of rush hour, resulting in one death and five injuries. This tragic incident occurred on an elevated train platform in the Bronx around 4:30 p.m., a busy time for train stations in which many children are returning home from school and commuters are starting their evening travels.
According to reports from authorities, a young man was killed in the shooting. The New York City Fire Department spokesperson stated that four of the five injured were taken to hospitals with serious injuries. At this time, the police have not provided further details about what transpired, but have announced a manhunt is underway for the shooter who fled the scene.
Witnesses to this tragic event shared their accounts of what they saw: “The train came and there were two children screaming,” said Efrain Feliciano, 61, to the Daily News. “There were at least six shots,” he continued “I saw sparks when the bullets hit the wall. A woman was holding a screaming child in her arms.” The police suspect that the shooting resulted from an argument that ended with one person pulling a gun and are actively searching for the shooter or shooters.