A suspected individual involved in the shooting in the New York subway, in which a Mexican died, has been arrested


A 16-year-old youth was arrested on Thursday, February 15, for allegedly being involved in the shooting at a New York City subway station in the United States that occurred last Monday, where a Mexican man died.

The United States Marshals Service reported that the detainee is one of three suspects wanted for the shooting, which, according to authorities, resulted from a dispute between rival gangs that boarded the same train at different stations.

Officers from a regional special force and the New York City Police Department arrested the suspect around 11 a.m. in the Bronx district, according to authorities.

The teenager remains in custody awaiting charges.

The initial shots occurred as the train arrived at an elevated station in the Bronx just before 5 p.m. on February 12, and they continued on the platform as passengers fled.

Authorities later recovered 19 shell casings, three of them inside a subway car, said Joseph Kenny, the chief detective of the New York City Police Department, in a press conference a few days ago.

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The deceased victim, identified as Obed Beltrán Sánchez, 35, died after being shot in the chest, while five individuals, aged 14 to 71, suffered gunshot wounds.