At least one person has been killed, and five others were injured in a shooting at the Bronx’s Mount Eden Avenue subway station on Monday afternoon, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The victims involved in the shooting reportedly included minors between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. An investigation into the incident is underway.
At a press conference, police said the shooting is believed to be a result of a dispute between two groups on the northbound 4 train that spilled out onto the Mount Eden platform.
Law enforcement did not release the names of the victims involved in the shooting; however, police said four males and two females were shot.
Witnesses said about a dozen people, including minors, were waiting at the train station when shots were fired at around 4:40 PM. Some of the victims are believed to be innocent bystanders.
Police said one male victim was shot in the face and tragically succumbed to his injuries at St. Barnabas Hospital.
Another victim was said to have been hit in the leg by a bullet. The Fire Department said four of the five other victims’ injuries were serious, with the fifth sustaining minor injuries, according to ABC News.
Sources said witnesses reported hearing over ten shots fired at the Bronx subway station. Witnesses said the unidentified suspect fled the station after gunshots were fired.
The New York Police Department issued a travel advisory to the area on X.
“ADVISORY: Due to an active police investigation, please avoid the area of Jerome Ave between Inwood Ave and Townsend Ave in Bronx, NY which is in the confines of the @NYPD44Pct. . Please use alternate routes and expect traffic in the area,” the post warned.
The official NYPD News account also reshared a post from the official NYCT Subway account urging subway users to seek alternative routes. The post noted “4 trains are bypassing Mt Eden Av in both directions” and that the “NYPD is conducting an investigation at Mt Eden Av.”